The Project

Very few women have reached Canada’s most senior political roles.

What was this experience like? What can we learn about Canadian politics, and about us as Canadians, from hearing their stories?

The Canada 2020 team travelled across Canada to hear directly from the women who have served as a Canadian First Minister. This journey has taken us from snowy Tuktoyaktuk, to beautiful Vancouver, to serene St. John’s, and many places in between.

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On Wednesday, June 19 2019, Canada 2020 convened the largest gathering of female first ministers in Canadian history for an important conversation about the future of women in politics.

Together, these remarkable women wrote an open letter to Canadians offering words of wisdom on what needs to change to see more women lead in politics. Read the letter here.

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