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After nearly a decade of encouraging other women to run for office, I did it myself

By Nancy Peckford      

As more women of all backgrounds step up to run, politics will be increasingly regarded by talented, dynamic, and diverse women as an arena worthy of their time and experience.

Women pictured on March 7, 2017, as part of Equal Voice's Daughter of the Vote initiative, which brought 338 young women from across Canada to the Hill for a three-day orientation session. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m., Equal Voice will be launching at the National Arts Centre, a series of tools to encourage and equip more women to become effective candidates. The Hill Times file photograph
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Elections are in the air. Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories just wrapped up municipal ones. Provincially, voters in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec have just elected new governments—on Nov. 2, Liberal Brian Gallant's incumbent New Brunswick government was defeated by a vote of confidence. Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador are in high gear with scheduled elections next spring and fall, respectively. British Columbia’s New Democratic government teeters precariously with a razor-thin minority. One of

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