An Interview with Maryam Monsef #womeninpolitics

Thank you to the Honourable Maryam Monsef for joining us today! Maryam Monsef, PC MP is an Afghan Canadian politician. She was elected to represent the riding of Peterborough—Kawartha as a Liberal member the House of Commons of Canada in 2015.

IT'S TIME TO TAKE OUR POWER BACK. IT'S TIME FOR OUR STORIES.

As Minister of Status of Women, Minister Monsef is now leading the federal government’s efforts to ensure all women, girls, and gender non-conforming people have the opportunity to succeed in Canada.

Women are under-represented globally, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women’s March Canada seeks fair and just representation of women locally, nationally, and internationally.

Follow Maryam Monsef on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/MaryamMonsef

Inspiring, uniting and leading the charge for the advancement of women across Canada. Our vision: Making the equality of women in Canada the new norm.

MISSION STATEMENT Inspiring, uniting and leading the charge for the advancement of women across Canada.

VISION STATEMENT Making the equality of women in Canada the new norm.

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  • Maryam Monsef
    @WomensMarchCDA tweeted this page. 2018-07-08 11:09:07 -0400
  • Connie More
    commented 2018-04-17 16:30:48 -0400
    Maryam Monsef is indeed a well-spoken and intelligent role model. When I met her in Victoria BC as part of her earlier position with the country’s ERRE (Electoral Reform) consultations, I joined the vast majority in the room in hoping that the Prime Minister would keep his promise to replace our archaic First Past the Post voting, as was overwhelmingly promoted by live and written submissions to ERRE. It is a shame that the Prime Minister refused to acknowledge what ERRE revealed: PR is needed for true democracy. If Canada now had a Proportional Representation voting system, Minister Monsef’s statements in THIS interview would already be in process regarding the need for increased government participation by women, visible ethnic minorities, and other groups in our broad society. PR the world over delivers cooperative governance, as well, creating a better workplace, more acceptance of varied ideas, and more stability of policies, since a true majority of voters support each government. The typical FPTP “false majority” (40% of vote = 60% of seats = 100% of power) would be gone, in favour of proportional equality (30%=30%=30% etc.). Minister Monsef was tarnished in my opinion by her boss’s failing on this front, but herstory will watch for her growing influence in a more positive direction.