After clinching the nomination this week, Clinton has the potential to change the face of politics in the United States and around the world. But the road to the presidency is still long.
For women watching from the sidelines, now more than ever may be the time to get involved.
Christine Moore and Sophie GrĂ©goire Trudeau are up against long-entrenched structural and gendered norms regarding public expectations of how theyâ€”as womenâ€”fulfill their responsibilities, whether elected or otherwise.
It's a provocative bill in a country that has never invoked any structural measures to ensure more women stand for office.
NDP Christine Moore is asking that MPs who give birth or become the primary care-giver to an infant be given the capacity to largely work out of the riding for the first six months.
Itâ€™s clear that for gender parity to be a reality in the lifetimes of these young women, the work must start now.
While we must never sacrifice the principle of a deliberative Chamber, the House can do things differentlyâ€”and for the better. Itâ€™s time to be bold.
Any Canadian who doubts womenâ€™s commitment and capacity to serve in public office should look no further to see the courage and tenacity demonstrated here. But for many more women to be compelled to stand for federal office, the changes enacted by this Parliament could make all the difference.