WOMEN’S EQUALITY & THE FEDERAL ELECTION: WHY YOUR VOTE COUNTS
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
149 W. Hastings St.
The October 2015 federal election is just around the corner. It’s time to talk about voting! Women fought hard and even died to gain the right to vote alongside men. It can be challenging to sift through the information from all the political parties during an election. How important is voting anyways? What impact does it have? Women’s Equality & the Federal Election: Why Your Vote Counts is a non-partisan public education event promoting voting among women and awareness of issues impacting women in the federal election. This event brings together leading women’s right experts, economists, community leaders, and candidates from all federal political parties for an informative dialogue on issues impacting women in Canada.
Topics for discussion include childcare, wage equity, economic inequality, housing, discrimination, the importance of voting among women, and women’s political leadership and representation in Canada’s federal government. Grab the chance to listen to a woman candidate from the Conservative, Liberal, NDP and Green parties explain their party election platforms on key issues impacting women and discuss how their party will address gender inequality.
Panel discussion with Shelagh Day, Iglika Ivanova and Cherry Smiley, plus information from Grace Lore, Equal Voice, on women in politics, will be moderated by Erica Johnson. The federal party representatives include Constance Barnes, Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Claire Martin and Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Voter registration available at the event. Children welcome; mother’s helpers available on site. Assistance with public transit costs to and from the event available, please contact SMA.