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Inaugural Women on the Hill shindig draws 500, and MPs from all parties

By Shruti Shekar      

Earnscliffe Strategy Group's Velma McColl, one of the main organizers of the event, said the first Women on the Hill event was a success and plans to host it annually to bring women of all ages together to network and to connect.

Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef, flanked by NDP MPs Sheila Malcolmson, Romeo Saganash, and Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie, delivers a speech during the first ever Women on the Hill event last Monday night. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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The inaugural Women on the Hill event, hosted by Earnscliffe Strategy Group's Velma McColl at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building last Monday night, attracted nearly 500 guests who mingled, networked, and celebrated a belated International Women’s Day, which was on March 8. Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef posed for photos with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld, chair of the All-Party Women's Caucus. Ms. Monsef later delivered a speech and a rousing shout-out to all Parliamentarians,

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