Last night, Anita Vandenbeld and I attended Carleton's Equal Voice Chapter Launch and Reception at Fresco's. The event was a blow-out success with a packed room, comprised of many female role models (both in politics and be
yond) and more than a few handfuls of male supporters as well.

It was truly inspiring to be in a room filled with role models and supporters of Equal Voice's noble cause: to elect more women in politics, at all levels of government in Canada. Promoting and enabling women to run for political office was something that Anita committed to in her career working for iKNOW Politics. Now running for the Federal Liberal Nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean, she carries with her a wealth of experience, knowledge, and dedication to women in politics and the promotion of democracy - Anita is working hard to ensure that she can play a role in achieving Equal Voice's goal.

The special guests of honour included:
  • Tracey Hubley, the President of Summa Strategies
  • The Hon. Caroyln Bennett, MP for St. Paul's
  • The Hon. Michael Chong, MP for Wellington Halton Hills
  • Niki Ashton, MP for Churchill
Here is a photo of Anita Vandenbeld meeting with two other female candidates for the Liberal Party of Canada, Karen McCrimmons (from Carleton-Mississippi Mills) and Kimberley Love (from Bruce-Grey Owen Sound), who brought her daughter and drove 7 hours to attend the event.

Kimberley Love brought her daughter for the trip and earlier that day had taken her to watch Question Period in the House of Commons. Hopefully the next time her daughter attends, the young lady of only 10 years old will be able to watch her mother, Kimberely Love, Karen McCrimmon and Anita Vandenbeld all work together in Parliament.

With less than two weeks left until the nomination meeting on November 28th, let's make sure to elect Anita Vandenbeld as the Liberal Candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean so she can join these two strong, intelligent and driven future Members of Parliament!

-Hillary Buchan-Terrell
Youth Campaign Chair
Anita Vandenbeld for Ottawa West-Nepean