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New Brunswick Chapter

 

Equal Voice Guest Lecture and Membership Meeting
 
On Monday June 20, 2011 Dr. Louise Carbert, professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for Equal Voice Nova Scotia spoke to a group of Equal Voice NB members at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Her talk was titled “Is there a silver lining for women's leadership amidst the cloud of Conservative hegemony?” and examined options - apart from lobbying in the lead up to national and provincial elections – to promote women's political leadership. These activities included co-operating with other organizations including EVNS, Status of Women Canada, The Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Elections New Brunswick and provincial First Nations Band Councils to identify ways to increase the political engagement and election of women in our province.
 
A focus on the 2012 Municipal Elections
 
Over the next several months EVNB will be focusing on helping women to prepare for the 2012 Municipal Elections. We began by hosting as series of “Discussion and Drink” events in Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton to provide some networking opportunities for those considering running for council or for those hoping to work with female candidates. These were followed up by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and l'Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick with a series of workshops for women covering a wide range of topics, including: deciding to run, financing the campaign, campaign ethics, canvassing, public speaking and media training EVNB hopes to finish off early in the New Year with a final series of sessions on key issues in municipal politics as well as some sessions providing the more practical information and tips for success for those actually involved in running as candidates or helping with campaigns during the May elections. Stay tuned for more information on these events as it becomes available.

 


Equal Voice in New Brunswick was established in 2009 with the goal of  increasing the political presence of women and the number of women elected to all levels of political office in the province.

For further information or to join, please contact Joanna Everitt at jeveritt@unbsj.ca. 506-648-5561


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