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Opening Remarks for the Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Status of Women, for the A Word: Reclaiming Advocacy Conference hosted by Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa (EFRY)

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Let me start by saying how much I like the title of this conference: because indeed in my past work, it has often felt like advocacy was an unspeakable word. In fact, I fought for the basic rights of shelter and food for those among us who are most unseen; the folks who live at the margins and are frequently excluded from even the most essential of human needs.

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