Canadian campaign encourages young women to be part of a model parliament session.
MP Cathy McLeod is encouraging all young women in the riding to join the organization Equal Voice in an initiative recognizing a century of women in politics in Canada.
The initiative, called Daughters of the Vote: Marking History to Inspire a Future Generation of Women Leaders, is also intended to encourage more women to enter politics.
“This is a historic national initiative to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s political engagement in 2016 and Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017,” McLeod said.
Equal Voice invites young women between ages 18 and 23 to apply to be one of 338 who will take a seat in Parliament. One young woman will be chosen from every federal riding in Canada to represent her community and communicate her vision for Canada.