“On behalf of all my colleagues in the Progressive Conservative caucus, I am proud to stand with women across our province and around the world on International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, #BeBoldForChange, focuses on inspiring all of us to join forces to accelerate gender parity in the workplace, the political arena and in all facets of our lives.
Alberta has a rich history in the fight for women’s equality in Canada. Some of the boldest action for change happened right here in our province where the Famous Five boldly petitioned for women to be recognized as persons under the law. These five courageous women paved the way for the female leaders of today to represent us in legislatures across the country and in our Parliament and Senate. Despite these and other great strides, we still have much work to do. Women still earn less than their male counterparts for equal work and we still see female voices missing from leadership and executive roles.
The Progressive Conservative caucus joins with all Albertans in celebrating the invaluable contributions that women make each day and pledge to use every opportunity to take bold action to advance these goals.”