OTTAWA, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women,
today saluted the women "Firsts" speakers at the Famous 5 Ottawa
"When we honour and celebrate women who lead, we are not only showing
our gratitude and respect, we are helping to inspire others to take up
the challenges of leadership, and make a difference for their
communities, for Canada and for the world," said Minister Ambrose.
"Today's Famous 5 Ottawa Luncheon panellists are all political 'firsts'
- a designation that brings with it the recognition of how
extraordinary they are! I join Canadians everywhere in saluting them."
Today's Famous 5 Ottawa luncheon event, sponsored by Enbridge,
celebrates "Firsts" with a panel discussion moderated by Maureen
McTeer, a recipient of the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of
the Persons Case, and featuring the following panellists:
the Honourable Catherine Callbeck, Senator, Canada's first elected woman
Ms. Deborah Grey, Canada's first woman Leader of the Official
Ms. Audrey McLaughlin, Canada's first woman leader of a federal
Two or three times a year, Famous 5 Ottawa holds a luncheon event,
sponsored by Enbridge, honouring prominent women who lead.
SOURCE Status of Women Canada
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