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Daughters of the Vote takes over the House

By The Hill Times Staff
Daughters of the Vote brings 338 young women, one from each of the federal ridings, to Ottawa for workshops and events intended to encourage them to get involved in politics. It culminates in them taking their seats in the House of Commons and making statements on issues that matter to them.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to the national caucus meeting on April 3, the day after his decision to expel former minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott over the SNC-Lavalin affair. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Young women gather on West Block for Daughters of the Vote, an Equal Voice program aimed at encouraging women's participation in politics. While some turned their backs on the prime minister as he spoke in protest over the expulsion of his former cabinet ministers, a number of women also walked out when it was Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's turn to address them. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves the House of Commons after addressing young women from across the country. Some delegates of the Daughters of the Vote turned their back on Mr. Trudeau as he spoke in protest over his expulsion of his two former ministers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna arrives at his Liberal caucus meeting on April 3.

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Trade Minister Jim Carr addresses reporters on his way to caucus on April 3.

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Georgina Johnston, a delegate for Burnaby South for the Daughters of the Vote, speaks with reporters. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Ex-minister Jane Philpott, pictured with Jody Wilson-Raybould, says she has no regrets and that voters expected her to act ethically and uphold democratic structures. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould tells reporters she's 'disappointed, to put it lightly' that she and ex-minister Jane Philpott were expelled from caucus. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Young women from across the country take part in Daughters of the Vote put on by Equal Voice on April 3.

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Megan Metz, the delegate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, B.C., stops to talk to reporters. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Sabine Moller, the delegate for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, B.C., was one of 338 participants of Equal Voice's Daughters of the Vote. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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