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‘Huge irony’ in male-dominated study of women, peace and security, says MP

By Marie-Danielle Smith      

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NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière, pictured in February 2015, says it's 2016 and more than one woman should be at the foreign affairs committee table. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A parliamentary committee studying women’s place at the table in peacebuilding only has one woman at its own table, and she says that’s a “huge irony.” “It’s 2016, after all,” said NDP foreign affairs cricic Hélène Laverdière, the vice chair of the House of Commons standing committee on foreign affairs and international development. “I’m not even asking for parity, but I find it surprising that, for example, the Liberals, of the six members, it’s six men. I find

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