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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Run Jane Run Political School

Chesley | by Claire McCormack  

A day-long Campaign School for women called is set to be held in Chesley.

With municipal elections coming up next year, a day-long Campaign School for women called "Run Jane Run" is set to be held in Chesley.

The idea behind the November 4th 'school' aims to get more women involved in municipal politics and in positions on school boards.

Bruce Grey Owen Sound Women's Liberal Commission President Pat Farrar, says it doesn't matter which party you belong to or align yourself with, the campaign school is open to everyone.

The keynote speaker will be Brenda Holloran who served as mayor for Waterloo for two terms and has had a varied career and community service resume. In total there will be four speaker sessions throughout the day. Other speakers include a journalist and a public speaking and debating expert.

Their goal will be to teach people how to build a successful campaign and a question and answer discussion panel will also be held.

Farrar says there are still some municipal councils in Grey Bruce with no women on them. (A quick internet search shows those councils are Brockton and Arran-Elderslie, while many others have a small number of women).

In Canada, there are 88 women out of the 338 seats in Parliament.

Tickets are $20 for the day which will take place at the Bluewater District School Board office in Chesley.

You can register online at runjanerun.ca or you can call Farrar at 519-376-1542


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