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Queen’s Park to Celebrate Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Vote with Special Event


Queen’s Park – This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Ontario and MPP Lisa Thomson is encouraging young women from Huron-Bruce to apply to participate in a special event at the Ontario Legislature that will honour the occasion.

The Ontario Legislative Assembly is seeking young women between the ages of 18 and 23 from across the province to participate in an event at Queen’s Park that will see one woman from each of the 107 ridings selected to participate in A Remarkable Assembly – Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote on April 12, 2017.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity to encourage civic engagement among young women throughout Ontario,” said Thompson. “It is these kinds of activities which encourages conversation to take place among the people who will be involved in the not-so-distant future or who are already engaged.”

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to experience a unique one day program which will allow participants to meet and network with prominent women in Ontario, see how the Legislature works from behind-the-scenes, and interact with women with similar interests. The itinerary also includes attending a reception hosted by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

All eligibility criteria and application information can be found through the Ontario Legislative Assembly’s Discovery Portal at www.ontla.on.ca. The application deadline is February 28, 2017.

“I want to encourage all who are eligible to apply,” said Thompson. “Having the opportunity to see how the Ontario Legislature works from the inside is a unique and valuable opportunity.”

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