Here's why Canada needs more moms in politics
Updated: Sep 29, 2022
4,810,000 reach | Ottawa Citizen June 5, reprinted Toronto Sun May 6, Prince Albert Daily Herald Aug 11
Mothers’ experiences as primary caretakers give them a more urgent interest in tackling society’s inequalities.
Then-democratic institutions minister Karina Gould talks to reporters as she carries her three-month-old baby, Oliver Gerones, in May, 2018. PHOTO BY SEAN KILPATRICK /THE CANADIAN PRESS
It’s time to elect more moms.
We are more than two years into a pandemic that has disproportionally affected women — particularly mothers. Yet our government policies have not adequately recognized or supported this reality. It’s time we had more mothers as politicians to understand and fight for our needs.