The University of Ottawa’s iVote-jeVote campaign and Maclean’s invite Ottawa readers to an afternoon devoted to candid conversation about women and politics.
On March 5 at the Faculty of Social Sciences Building, Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair Kevin Page will host three events for students, academics, politicians and the public.
The afternoon will include an academic symposium led by Caroline Andrew. A bilingual panel of expert academics and practitioners will look at the importance of grassroots participation/pressure, reform of the nomination process, Aboriginal women’s leadership, and media and voting behavior.
Later in the afternoon, Maclean’s senior writer Anne Kingston will lead a discussion on getting women involved — and elected. We’ll hear from Katie Telford, Anne McGrath and Michele Austin, women in federal political operations who can bring a practitioner’s perspective to the conversation.
At 6:30 p.m., Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will speak to the theme of the day in her address to the university crowd.
For information,visit the ivote-jevote website.