Media Advisory - Women Matter Mayoral Candidates Meeting
UPDATE: ROB FORD WITHDREW FROM THE DEBATE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING, SAYING HE HAD A BBQ TO ATTEND INSTEAD.
TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Equal Voice Toronto, the Toronto Women's City Alliance and YWCA Toronto are hosting a mayoral debate for the five leading candidates. Questions will center around issues of gender representation and diversity in city politics.
WHAT: Women Matter Mayoral Candidates MeetingEqual Voice is a multi-partisan organization working to get more women elected in all levels of government in Canada.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: YWCA Toronto 80 Woodlawn Ave. E.
WHO: Sarah Thomson, Rocco Rossi, Joe Pantalone, George Smitherman Moderator: Susan Eng, Vice President of Advocacy for CARP Wendy Cukier, Associate Dean of Ted Rogers School of Management and Founder of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University will provide commentary on the answers provided by the candidates.
The Toronto Women's City Alliance is a diverse group of women working to end the growing silence and invisibility of girls and women's voices on the political agenda in the City of Toronto since 2004.
YWCA Toronto is an association of diverse and caring women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through dynamic leadership, advocacy, and a range of unique and essential services that promote personal growth and economic independence.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Rob Ford Dismisses Women's Mayoral Debate
Rob Ford has such a low opinion of women in politics and women in general that he cannot even be bothered to withdraw from the YWCA Toronto women's debate with notice and in person. This man is an absolute disgrace and an embarrassment.