Monday , 23 May 2022

Happy International Women’s Day

Associate Minister of Status of Women Whitney Issik issued the following statement on International Women’s Day:

“On International Women’s Day, we recognize the important role women have played in the development and success of our province and focus on ways to support them in writing the next great chapter in Alberta’s story.

“In Alberta, women have made great strides as leaders, business owners, academics, artists and so much more. From Violet King Henry, the first Black female lawyer in Canada, to Rosella Bjornson, the first female commercial pilot in North America, to the Famous Five, who fought to be included as ‘persons’ in law, we owe a great deal of our province’s progress to women. It is thanks to the determination and spirit of Alberta women that our province is the best place to live, work and raise a family.

“We also acknowledge and celebrate the significant contributions of older women in Alberta. Many of these women have helped to shape the communities we have today and laid the foundation for a strong Alberta. They are business and political leaders, community organizers, advisors and caregivers. We thank them for all they have done and appreciate the chapters they have already written and continue to write in the incredible story of Alberta.

“Every little girl in Alberta today has the potential to do great things, which is why Alberta’s government is focused on ensuring women are an integral part of our economic and social recovery. By investing in programs such as the Women in STEM scholarship and the Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant, more women will be able to pursue fulfilling and well-paying careers.

“Alberta’s government has also successfully negotiated a plan that will see licensed daycare fees drop by an average of 50 per cent for Alberta families, helping to create the conditions for women to fully participate in the economy.

“I want every woman in Alberta to know they are valued and they are supported. Their success is vital to Alberta’s future.”

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.