Women Politicians Encourage More Women to Take the Lead in Politics

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - Ontario's NDP leader and Hamilton MPP Andrea Horwath will be joined by Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo and NDP President and former MP Peggy Nash for a forum on why Canadians must do more to elect women to all levels of government - tonight Monday, October 5 in Brampton, Ontario.

With a possible federal election looming, the women's message is all the more pertinent.

"The parliaments and legislatures of this country don't look like the workplaces and communities they supposedly represent. Canada is a diverse country but too often the politicians we elect are anything but," said Horwath. "We've come a long way but we have a lot further to go. We believe that more young women will choose to get involved in politics if they see more women in important roles in government."

The event is jointly sponsored by the Ontario NDP Women's Committee, the CAW Local 1285 Women's Committee and Elect Women Everywhere.

WOMEN TOGETHER: Encouraging women to take a bigger part in politics

    Monday, October 5, 2009
    CAW 1285 Hall, 23 Regan Street, Brampton
    6:30PM reception, 7:00PM start
    Dinner will be served.

    Andrea Horwath, Ontario NDP Leader
    Cheri DiNovo, MPP Parkdale-High Park & ONDP Women's Critic
    Peggy Nash, President of the Federal NDP

    Members of the media are welcome.

SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)

For further information: For further information: ONDP Press Secretary, Marion Nader, (cell) (416) 904-5122; or CAW Communications Director, Shannon Devine, (cell) (416) 302-1699

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