FRANÇOISE BOIVIN TO PARTICIPATE THE COLLOQUIUM ADVANCING WOMEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE IN WASHINGTON

OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Françoise Boivin (Gatineau) is honoured to participate in a conference on women’s participation and leadership in public service, an initiative by Hillary Clinton. The MP was invited by the U.S. embassy to the event that will take place mid-December in Washington. 

The colloquium Advancing Women in Public Service seeks to engage women of influence in a variety of fields around the world. Women from all over will meet from December 15 to 17 at Georgetown University and the U.S. Department of State in Washington. It’s the first ever event organized by the Women in Public Service Project, an initiative announced by U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, last March. 

“I’m very honoured to be invited to take part in this event. I’ve been involved in politics for several years now to change the world we live in. Still today, too few women are active in high-level decision making in our society. This will be an excellent opportunity to share our experience and learn more about the role we have to play,” said Françoise Boivin.   

Françoise Boivin is a lawyer specialized in labour law. She has been doing this for 27 years. She entered federal politics in 2004 and sat on several parliamentary committees. She also hosted several radio and television news shows. She is currently Official Opposition Critic for the Status of Women and Deputy Critic for Justice.  

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David Patry, Press Secretary, Quebec Caucus Services

514-238-8240 or david.patry@parl.gc.ca