Liberal Party of Canada statement on International Women’s Day

OTTAWA AND TORONTO – Liberal Party of Canada Leader, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day:

“Today we reaffirm our commitment to equality everywhere. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made together, and the work that still needs to be done.

“Around the world, women and girls continue to live under oppressive regimes that stifle their most basic human rights, like education, health, and democratic agency. We have made strides promoting maternal and reproductive health worldwide, and we must assert the right of individual choice as part of that strategy.

“Canada cannot be at its best without full equality, particularly in politics, no matter the party. That’s why I’m proud that so many women are becoming part of the Liberal team at all levels – as members, volunteers, campaign managers, and candidates.

“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I reiterate our steadfast commitment to promoting full and substantive equality for all women, and creating a strong, inclusive society for all.”

Liberal Status of Women Critic, Dr. Kirsty Duncan, continued:

“International Women’s Day offers us all – women and men – the opportunity to recommit to the ongoing work for equality everywhere.

“This year’s theme is ‘Make it Happen,’ so we will focus our efforts on finding ways to advance and recognize women, their historic struggles and successes, and the many political, social, and economic contributions they make both at home and abroad.”