Saluting women

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On International Women’s Day, I salute the courage and determination of all those women who fought and who continue to fight to improve the lives of their fellow women. It is important to highlight the many advances made and rights obtained in recent decades, such as the right to vote,
better access to the labour market and

On International Women’s Day, I salute the courage and determination of all those women who fought and who continue to fight to improve the lives of their fellow women. It is important to highlight the many advances made and rights obtained in recent decades, such as the right to vote,
better access to the labour market and
post-secondary education, and greater legal and financial independence.
Over the past few decades, women have won numerous battles that have changed the face of Canadian society; many battles still need to be fought to protect what has been won and to create a more just and equal society.
While the status of women has greatly improved over the years, we are still far from gender equality; aboriginal women, immigrant women, single mothers and
elderly women who live alone remain
economically and socially vulnerable. Canada must implement strategies and
concrete solutions to improve their lives.
It is also vital to celebrate women’s achievements: managing to balance work and family life, taking care of our children and our seniors, building successful
businesses, going into politics, and so on.
I encourage all Canadians to come together to continue the work of our
pioneering women.
Mathieu Ravignat,
PONTIAC MP