OTTAWA – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, encourages all young women in the riding to join the organization Equal Voice in their initiative Daughters of the Vote: Marking History to Inspire a Future Generation of Women Leaders.
“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,” said McLeod.
Equal Voice is inviting young women between the ages of 18 to 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 their community and to communicate their vision for Canada.
“I would encourage all young women from our riding to apply to the Daughters of the Vote initiative taking place in Ottawa next March 7, 2017,” stated McLeod. “Applications are being accepted until June 30, 2016.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity to not only take a seat in the House of Commons, but also become more familiar with Canada’s political institutions and those who serve in them,” concluded McLeod.
The application is online at: www.daughtersofthevote.ca