Mr. Speaker, October marks Women’s History Month. In honour of this, I want to highlight the important work being done by PoliticsNOW, an organization in my riding of Sudbury. PoliticsNOW empowers and supports women to become political leaders in communities across northern Ontario. In the last municipal election, PoliticsNOW supported over 46 women by providing training sessions and campaign schools and hosting events for women to connect and learn.
In Ontario’s municipal elections held this week, 60 women ran in northern Ontario's nine cities, 26 women were elected to municipal council and one was the first elected woman mayor in a northern Ontario city since 2014.
Organizations like PoliticsNOW are making an impact on women across the country. I want to acknowledge and congratulate the incredible work being done by Amanda Kingsley Malo and PoliticsNOW to get even more women elected so they have better representation across northern Ontario.