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OTTAWA—On International Women’s Day, Equal Voice marked the one-year anniversary of Daughters of the Vote by recognizing the accomplishments of two very different politicians, Progressive Conservative Ontario MPP Lisa MacLeod and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Daughters of the Vote (DoV) was Equal Voice’s historic and ambitious Canada 150 initiative, which brought 338 diverse and dynamic young women, one from every federal riding, to Parliament Hill to take their seat in the House on March 8, 2017. The initiative

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Equal Voice marks one-year anniversary of Daughters of the Vote by celebrating two political game-changers 

By Nancy Peckford      

Equal Voice picks two political game-changers: Ontario MPP Lisa MacLeod and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, representing two very distinct parties, ideologies, and levels of governments. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was recognized by Equal Voice for his unflappable commitment to amplifying women’s role in public life. In 2015, when Mr. Trudeau appointed his gender balanced cabinet, he was the first prime minister to do so in Canada’s history, writes Nancy Peckford. Photograph courtesy of Equal Voice
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