This time, 338 young women will be taking seats in the House of Commons.
Daughters of the Vote, a major national gathering spearheaded by the multi-partisan Equal Voice, will be debating key issues facing Canada in the next 150 years.
Equal Voice's Nancy Peckford, left, pictured at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa with Hill journalist Melanie Marquis, conceived the name of the project, Daughters of the Vote, on the back of serviette at a local fast food restaurant in Kemptville, Ont., writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—This week, Parliament Hill will be overrun by women. Normally, that is not so unusual, as the majority of political and bureaucratic support staffers are women.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.