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Conventions serve to inspire and celebrate change, leverage women’s engagement

By Nancy Peckford      

For women watching from the sidelines, now more than ever may be the time to get involved.

Mira Ahmad, second from right, seated with Liberal party president Anna Gainey, left, and leader Justin Trudeau, was named president of the Young Liberals at the party's Winnipeg convention on the weekend. Photograph courtesy of Adam Scotti

WINNIPEG—At the risk of invoking the overused motherhood-and-apple-pie analogy, it was clear from both the Liberal and Conservative conventions this past weekend that the amplification of women’s voices within each party is changing the tenor and the conversation for both. While it played out somewhat differently for each, the elevation of women’s voices infused both conventions with additional energy and dynamism.

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