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Equal Voice Toronto announces 2012 EVE Award Recipient Andrea Horwath

Mar 20, 2012

 

Equal Voice (Toronto) proudly announces that the 2012 EVE Award recipient will be Andrea Horwath, Ontario’s NDP Leader.  Horwath will be honoured on April 25th, at Equal Voice's Seventh Annual Women in Public Life Luncheon, hosted with event partner The Canadian Club, at the Royal York Hotel Toronto. Horwarth will join a list of EVE recipients, including Elizabeth May, Isabel Bassett, the Hon. Anne McLellan, the Right Hon. Kim Campbell, Frances Lankin, Her Worship Hazel McCallion, the Hon. Flora MacDonald, and the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, from all political parties. Equal Voice has been promoting the election of more women in all levels of government for over a decade.

 

Andrea Horwath is the Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats. Elected Leader in 2009, Andrea brings energy, honesty and compassion to her role.

 

Born in Stoney Creek to an autoworker’s family, Andrea earned her degree in Labour Studies from McMaster University paying her way with low-wage jobs. After university, Andrea took jobs organizing in her community – teaching and training workers in Hamilton, developing co-op housing in Welland and working as a community organizer for a local legal clinic. Her own life experience and those of the people she worked with led her to politics and Hamilton City Hall.

 

After serving seven years as a Councillor in Hamilton municipal politics, Andrea handily won election as the MPP for Hamilton East. As MPP, and today as Leader, Andrea is focused on making life more affordable, protecting jobs, improving health and education and building a better future for all Ontarians.

 

 

Tickets to the event are available through www.canadianclub.org

 

For media enquiries or further information on the event contact:

 

Lesley Byrne, Co-Chair 
Equal Voice Toronto Chapter
lesley.byrne@sympatico.ca
416-469-5248                                                                              

 

Rebecca Scott, Co-Chair
Equal Voice Toronto Chapter
RSScott@extendicare.com
416-617-4993

 

Donna Dasko
Equal Voice National Chair
donna.dasko@gmail.com 
647-282-5727

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