Services for mental health and addictions, access to the justice system, poverty elimination, and preventing violence against women and children: these are issues that Diane Kays, the new Chairperson of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women encourages women to ask candidates about during this fall’s Prince Edward Island election campaign.
These issues and others are highlighted in the Advisory Council on the Status of Women’s election guide, Equality Matters, available in French and English on the Council’s website at www.gov.pe.ca/acsw or by calling 902-368-4510.
Two video interviews with Kays are also available on the website. The first, “Equality Matters,” looks at key issues in the election. The second, “Women and the 2011 Election” talks about why women’s involvement in the political process is so important.
Election promises bring potential for renewal. Diane Kays says, “It’s a crucial opportunity, it’s a great opportunity to do things well.” The Advisory Council on the Status of Women encourages Islanders to look at the Equality Matters election guide and to ask campaigning politicians questions about women’s equality issues.