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Alberta Premier Alison Redford to Be Honoured as Equal Voice's 2012 EVE Award recipient in Ottawa

Oct 31, 2012

 

Ottawa: Equal Voice is pleased to announce that Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta, will be in Ottawa on Monday, November 19th to accept the EVE Award (Ottawa) for 2012.  She will be the guest of honour at the annual Women in Public Life Luncheon hosted by Equal Voice and the Canadian Club Ottawa.

 

Tickets for the special event luncheon can be purchased through the Canadian Club website at www.canadianclubottawa.ca

 

“Alison Redford's vision for Alberta and her leadership in critical discussions on the provincial and national stages have resonated with women across the political spectrum in Alberta and beyond,’” noted Janet Buckmaster, chair of Equal Voice’s Alberta North chapter. “We are delighted that on November 19th Premier Redford will join other distinguished women recognized by Equal Voice through the EVE Award”.

 

Premier Redford was sworn in as Premier in October 2011 after winning the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party. Defying pollsters’ dire predictions, she successfully faced the general electorate in April of 2012, taking an impressive 61 of the 87 seats in the provincial legislature.  

 

With this win, Redford is now one of five female premiers in Canada. Further, she is only the fourth woman in Canadian history to lead a political party to victory in an election, after Catherine Callbeck in Prince Edward Island, Pat Duncan in Yukon, and, more recently, Kathy Dunderdale in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

“Premier Redford has become an exciting role model for so many aspiring women leaders in Canada, noted Etana Cain, Co-chair of Equal Voice Ottawa.

 

“Equal Voice is simply delighted to honour her.”

 

Premier Redford will be the 12th recipient of Equal Voice’s EVE Award since its inception in 2006. Other recipients include the Right Hon. Kim Campbell, Hon. Anne McLellan, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Hon. Belinda Stronach, Hon. Flora McDonald, former Ontario cabinet ministers Isabel Bassett and Frances Lankin, Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion, Ontario NDP leader, Andrea Horwath, as well as Green Party leader, Elizabeth May. 

 

Equal Voice is a national multi-partisan organization dedicated to the election of more women at all levels of government in Canada. Our members are women and men who come from all walks of life and represent a variety of political parties.  While the perspectives of Equal Voice members diverge on other issues, we are united in our goal to elect more women from every party and to every level of government.

 

For more information:

 

Nancy Peckford, Executive Director

npeckford@equalvoice.ca

613-292-7941  

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