How Can New Brunswick Inrease Representation of Women in its Legislature?Wednesday, July 28 2010
The Commission on Legislative Democracy is considering the following options aimed at increasing representation of women in the N.B. legislature:
- creating financial incentives that reward parties for recruiting and electing more women;
- establishing spending limits for party nominations to help level the playing field for women candidates;
- requiring parties to provide annual reporting of measures taken to increase representation of women in the Legislative Assembly;
- setting fixed election dates which allow for more certainty and personal and professional planning.
From Options, document released last week by the Commission on Legislative Democracy. The Commission must produce its final recommendations by end of 2004. Read or get a copy: www.gnb.ca/0100/index-e.asp .
New Brunswickersare invited to respond by Nov. 8. Online: www1.gnb.ca/0100/questionnaire/index-e.asp .
Attend a public hearing (all 10am-3 pm): Bathurst: Oct. 17, Legion, St Peter's Ave; Moncton: Oct. 23, Lions Senior Centre, St George St; Fredericton: Oct. 30, Legion, Queen St.