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Exeter-Born Liberal Leadership Hopeful Wants More Done For Women In Politics

Exeter | by Fadi Didi  

Kate Graham says culture around politics needs to change, so public officials can better represent constituents.

An Exeter-born Liberal leadership contender wants to change the culture surrounding provincial politics.

Kate Graham is one of six candidates vying to replace Kathleen Wynne as the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Graham is one of three women running for the leadership role, and says representation in her party will be key to changing how the Grits are perceived by voters in the future.

She points to there being only one woman premier in all of the country's provinces and territories, Liberal Sandy Silver of the Yukon.

Graham tells Country 104.9 News her team has created a platform surrounding women's health, with policy points taken from Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, New Democrats, and Greens, as well as the Liberals.

Her three top priorities for the province include tackling climate change, affordability of life, and creating jobs and opportunities for Ontarians.

Also running for the Ontario Liberal leadership are Alvin Tedjo, Ottawa lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth, and former cabinet ministers Mitzie Hunter, Stephen Del Duca, and Michael Coteau.

The leader will be decided during a one-day leadership convention March 7th, 2020.

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