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Karen Vecchio named Shadow Minister for Women and Gender Equality

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Constituency Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament

 

Karen Vecchio named Shadow Minister for Women and Gender Equality

November 29, 2019

 

ST. THOMAS, ON- Today, MP Karen Vecchio was named as the Shadow Minister for Women and Gender Equality.

“I am looking forward to this new challenge,” said Vecchio. “Over the past four years I have served on the Status of Women Committee as both a Member and as the Chair. It has provided me incredible insight into the unique challenges women face across the country, and I believe that I can bring a fair and positive vision to this role. I will always fight for true equality for all Canadians.”

Of particular focus for Vecchio will be ensuring the government is doing everything it can in the fight against the disgusting practice of human trafficking, as well as maximizing opportunities and support for women who are survivors of violence and abuse.

Advocating on behalf of women working in Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) industries such as agriculture, oil and gas, and manufacturing is also critical, as women continue to be underrepresented in these fields.

“I look forward to working with and for these inspiring women and making sure that their voices are heard in Parliament.”

 

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For more information:

Jill Ferguson
Member’s Assistant
Karen Vecchio MP

karen.vecchio.c1c@parl.gc.ca

519-637-2255