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Statement by Minister Monsef on International Women’s Day

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“On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the tremendous contributions of women everywhere working to make the world a better place and the incredible progress Canada has made in advancing gender equality—at home and around the world.


Creation of the Department for Women and Gender Equality

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Ottawa – The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, today issued the following statement on the passage of the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, which includes legislation to create the Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE):


Statement by Minister Monsef on the occasion of Persons Day

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On Persons Day, we celebrate an important milestone in the struggle for women’s participation in Canadian political life. On this day, which takes place during Women’s History Month, we honour the Famous Five – Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung and Irene Parlby, courageous Canadian women who won a hard-fought battle for gender equality and those who continue this work today.


Statement by Minister Monsef on the occasion of Women’s History Month

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“As we celebrate Women’s History Month, including International Day of the Girl on October 11 and Persons Day on October 18, let’s take the opportunity to recognize the women and girls in Canada who have made, and continue to make, a lasting impact on our country’s history with this year’s theme, #MakeAnImpact.


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