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4 women on why they’re running in this election for the first time – CBC

May 03, 2022

These candidates are juggling kids and careers to contest local races

For women pondering a run at elected office in Ontario, the year 2022 has not been a welcoming one so far.

Last month, a female city councillor in Kincardine had to endure a hateful, misogynist insult from a male colleague during a recorded council meeting.

You can read about that incident here, but Coun. Laura Haight — who was the target of that insult — said more troubling than the comment itself was the fear it might dissuade other women from entering the political arena at any level.

As Ontario gears up for the June 2 provincial election, CBC News spoke with four women from four different parties about why they decided to seek provincial office as first-time candidates.

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