What this campaign wasn’t about was the fact that Alberta’s now premier-elect is a mother, with two teenagers, who worked outside of the home as a labour lawyer. Refreshingly, Ms. Notley’s parental status wasn’t much of a campaign issue enabling her to stay focused on the fresh ideas they were proposing for Albertans. It’s a luxury not always afforded to female politicians.
The remarkable election victory led by NDP leader and now Premier-elect Rachel Notley is an accomplishment that most women in Canada are celebrating, quietly or otherwise, no matter where their party allegiances may lie.
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Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.