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The more the merrier, says Equal Voice head, as party-specific programs sprout to boost women in politics

By Charelle Evelyn      

Ex-Tory interim leader Rona Ambrose and Laureen Harper are behind a new Alberta group, while MP Niki Ashton has launched an online campaign school for the NDP.

From left, NDP MP Niki Ashton is behind an online campaign school, while Conservative bigwigs Laureen Harper and Rona Ambrose have thrown their hats in with a new non-profit called She Leads to boost Alberta's female conservative ranks. The Hill Times file photograph and photographs by Andrew Meade

Party-specific initiatives to draw women into politics are necessary and welcome, especially by members of the Conservative Party, which has fallen behind other major parties when it comes to putting women on the ballot, says the head of a national organization aimed at promoting women’s involvement in politics.

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