Women

Celebrating International Women’s Day

By Joe Byrne / March 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8 is the day we celebrate the strength, wisdom and courage of women in our families, our communities, and across the world. New Democrats join with billions of people to recognize and honour the efforts and commitment of women in making our world a better place.  We also recognize the challenges that are still…

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Hilda Ramsay Student Award

By NDP PEI / October 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Hilda Ramsay Student Award

The NDP PEI Women’s Committee is proud to announce the newly formed Hilda Ramsay award – $500 will be granted to a female identified student who is pursuing study at UPEI or Holland College.  “We recognize the debt load that students carry and wanted to help in some way,” says Susan MacVittie, Chair, NDP PEI Women’s Committee.“We know that women struggle more to pay back student…

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NDPPEI Calls for Protection of Rights

By NDP PEI / June 3, 2019 / Comments Off on NDPPEI Calls for Protection of Rights

A few weeks ago, visiting anti-choice activists stood outside of Island high schools at lunch time with large signs showing fetus parts as a way to ‘educate’ students. Upon hearing that many students were upset at the imagery, some NDP members and other concerned citizens went to several targeted high schools with blankets to help shield the students from the signs. What we learned was that students didn’t necessarily need our help – they were…

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