Women in New Brunswick Municipal Politics — how do we get them there?

“In Canada, only 18% of mayors are women. I assumed the stats would be similar in New Brunswick, but when I did a quick google search I couldn’t find anything. It turns out the last media story written about women in municipal politics in New Brunswick was written in 2012 after the 2012 municipal election. The headline is Women make history in municipal election. The story states that “nineteen women were elected as mayors (18.1 per cent) and 168 as councillors (31.6 per cent), according to unofficial results from Elections New Brunswick.””

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Can Women make History Again in 2019?

“In a recent interview, former Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley said that when women lead, you tend to see different priorities on the agenda. She said she doesn’t think that childcare, for example, would have gotten nearly as much attention in Alberta over the last four years had a woman not been premier. Kathleen Wynne has also been quoted saying something similar — but it’s not just about leaders.”

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