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 On the Campaign Trail 2008

What's it really like when women run for office? We heard first-hand experiences from the 2008 campaign trail, from the highs to the lows, and all points in between: Carol Harris (NDP); Catherine Meade (Liberal); Wanda Webber (Conservative).
Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Wanted: Our Missing Senators

Letter to Halifax Chronicle Herald, Dec 18 2008
Shorter letter also published in Globe and Mail Dec 12 2008.

As Stephen Maher points out (Letter from Ottawa, December 12) the "Red Chamber is short a few Bluenose seats." There are three Nova Scotia seats among the eighteen currently empty in the Senate.

Stephen Harper has problems here: too few senators in a body that everyone agrees needs improving. We suggest that he both fill and improve the Senate by appointing women to all the empty seats.

The Senate is already the House where proportionally more women sit - pushing a third. This is because the Senate, the house of the provinces, was also intended to be representative of Canada's diversity - English and French diversity, but also ethnic and religious diversity. And gender diversity too. If Mr. Harper were to appoint women to all of the current vacancies, the full Senate would then have forty-eight women members - 46%, far higher than any other Canadian legislative body and a credit to the PM and to Canada.

The country needs the public service of more women like the first woman senator, Cairine Wilson, one of the few to attempt to help those fleeing from the Nazis, and Therese Casgrain, leader of the struggle for women's rights in Quebec. Surely Mr Harper could find at least eighteen more women of their calibre in the current Conservative Party - including three from Nova Scotia..

 


 

EV Nova Scotia at legislative Comittee

Here's the EV NS submission to the Nova Scotia Legislative Committee on the Democratic Process. 3 Nov 2008


Campaign School

Just how rewarding and worthwhile is the Nova Scotia Campaign School for Women? Check out this report from campaign school participant Barbara MacDonald.

 

 

 

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