THUNDER BAY - Women represent fifty-one per cent of the population. Women in Politics is setting a goal to have fifty one per cent of elected positions in Northwestern Ontario represented by women. The women all leaders in the communities of Thunder Bay, Nipigon, and Shuniah have come together to plan and work together.
The Women in Politics Forum aims to foster the political talent and public leadership goals of northern women. The event will feature keynote speaker Lyn McLeod, who served in elected political office both locally and provincially for 33 years. McLeod was the first woman elected as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in 1992. McLeod states, "Women are providing outstanding leadership as Premiers across this country. We need to see more of that leadership by women on municipal councils, in legislatures and in parliament".