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Equal Voice to Honour Belinda Stronach as Recipient of 2010 Eve Ottawa Award

Nov 09, 2010

 

Stronach recognized by Equal Voice and Canadian Club for achievement in political life

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Ottawa, ON – Belinda Stronach will be awarded Equal Voice’s prestigious national EVE Award at a sold out Equal Voice/Canadian Club luncheon at the Chateau Laurier today, November 9th.
 
“Belinda’s commitment to making a difference while in public life and her on-going passion to ensure young women have a place in politics is exemplary,” said Nancy Peckford, Executive Director of Equal Voice.   The decision to honour Belinda comes just two years after she stepped down as a Member of Parliament.
 
“Ms. Stronach continues to be a role model around the globe for women considering political life,” noted Raylene Lang-Dion, Chair of the capital’s Equal Voice’s chapter. “Her reach and her impact have inspired us to honour this remarkable woman.”  
 
From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Stronach was Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora (Ontario), representing the community where she has lived most of her life. In 2005 at the invitation of the Prime Minister, she joined the Cabinet and assumed responsibility for senior portfolios as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and Minister for Democratic Renewal.
 
Belinda is currently Executive Vice-Chairman of Magna International Inc., one of the largest global suppliers of automotive systems in the world with 72,000 employees in 23 countries.
 
She recently founded the Belinda Stronach Foundation which advances educational opportunities for young women and Aboriginal youth, and aims to improve the lives of young people.
 
The Eve Award is awarded by Equal Voice to recognize significant achievements by women in political life and efforts to promote women in politics in Canada.  Previous Eve Award recipients include the Right Honourable Kim Campbell, the Honourable Anne McLellan, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Member of Parliament Carolyn Bennett, former Member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister Flora MacDonald, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, and former Ontario cabinet minister Frances Lankin.
                                             
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About Equal Voice    Equal Voice is a national, multi-partisan, not for profit organization dedicated to promoting the election of more women at all levels of government in Canada. Equal Voice advances its goals through advocacy and program initiatives, with support from its regional chapters.  For more information please visit www.equalvoice.ca.
 
Media inquiries: Nancy Peckford, Executive Director at 613-292-7941 or npeckford@equalvoice.ca

 

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