Equal Voice’s five-point plan for an inclusive Parliament
By Nancy PeckfordMay. 23, 2016
Christine Moore and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau are up against long-entrenched structural and gendered norms regarding public expectations of how they—as women—fulfill their responsibilities, whether elected or otherwise.
OTTAWA—It would be no exaggeration to say that most MPs are relieved to be en route to their ridings to undertake, for a whole week, the arguably more rewarding work of connecting with their constituents.
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