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Celebrating Canadian WOMEN

As we celebrate “International Women’s Day” in 2019, I reflect back in Canadian history on how difficult it must have been for women to speak their minds and be respected in society.

Today, I am so proud to be a part of the #MeToo movement where women have stepped up with courage and strength to let the world know that physical and mental abuse is still occurring today in 2019 and it has to stop.

I am shocked and saddened that we are still having to fight this battle, but we are making waves so that life for women of all ethnicity’s in Canada will improve.

Jennie K. Trout (1842 – 1921) was Canada’s first licensed female physician. I just shudder to think of how she was verbally abused by her male colleagues as she studied medicine back in the day. But her passion for caring for others, was stronger than the abuse that she encountered every single day.

It is women such a Jennie and so many others, who stepped out of the mold of conformity and into the world that needed change. They realized that life could be better for every Canadian woman, so they challenged the status quo and marched forward with support from other women who recognized their leadership, integrity and courage.

I am so confident that the next generation of women will continue this battle of equality and pay equity so that the word ‘respect’ becomes the norm on how we treat all people in this abundant country.

To learn more about what your rights are as women in Canada, click here.

“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through”

“Rosemary Brown – Politician”

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