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New Edmonton Women’s Committee Sees Flood of Applicants

Edmonton’s women are lining up to have their voices heard at city hall.

The city new women’s advisory committee, which councillors created earlier this year, has had almost 150 applicants for just 15 spots.

Coun. Bev Esslinger said she has been delighted to see so many women interested in taking part.

“It’s a great response. We are very pleased with that,” she said. “I think it reflects an interest to ensure that women’s voices are heard.”

Our Choice is Pro-Choice, Says YWCA Canada

Toronto, Thursday September 27, 2012– YWCA Canada, the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization welcomes the resounding defeat of Motion 312 in the House of Commons. The motion would have struck a committee to examine sections of the Criminal Code that establish when a human being comes into existence under law. Download the full media release below

MP Joy Smith Commends the Honourable Rona Ambrose

MP Joy Smith Commends the Honourable Rona Ambrose for Helping Canadians Fight Trafficking and Reduce Violence Against Women
Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, today issued the following statement on the announcement by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Governments Services and Minister for Status of Women, on the Government of Canada’s launching of Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls. Download the full media release below.

Equal Voice More Women are Elected to Alberta Legislature

Edmonton/Calgary, AB -

More women will be present in the Alberta legislature after Monday’s election. A total of 23 women were elected, making up 26.4% of the new legislature. This represents an increase of 5.9% from the 2008 election, when 17 women were elected. The size of the Legislature increased from 83 to 87 seats...Download the full media release below.