104th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in Saskachewan

We have come a long way, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have further to go.

That from the minister responsible for the Status of Women with the anniversary of women winning the right to vote on March 14th, 1916.

Tina Beaudry-Mellor believes there is more opportunity now and there are female advocates in every business sector, but with every step forward there is a backlash.

As an example, the domestic violence rate in Saskatchewan is the highest of all the problems, although Beaudry-Mellor believes that issue shouldn’t be considered a women’s issue because it puts a double burden on the victims.

She would like to see a focus on women who are doing well and paving the way for the younger generations.

She explains women and girls will only be what they can see, and we don’t see or hear enough of these success stories.

For any woman wanting to get into politics, she says the nomination races are where we lose a lot of women.

Her advice for those thinking of a political career is to get involved in a political party long before you think you might run, because the connections and the networking is incredibly important, and you’ll need that when the time comes to put your hat in the ring.


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