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A record of women have been elected to the Northwest Territories 19th Legislative Assembly — making it the jurisdiction with the highest proportion of women legislators in Canada. Nine of 19 MLAs elected on Tuesday are women, a far cry from the two elected in the last election in So that's huge and that's exciting," said Caroline Cochrane, who was also re-elected Tuesday.
She said women focus on family and women's issues, as well as education, health care and child care. The N. Debate around the future of a potential N. Julie Green, who was also re-elected in Yellowknife Centre, agreed that having more women in office will change the conversation in the legislature. That's what I'm looking forward to. The last legislature adopted the goals of having at least 20 per cent women MLAs following the election and at least 30 per cent after the vote. Lesa Semmler, a nurse and advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women, took one of two seats in Inuvik.
She was ecstatic about the of women elected.
We'll put our names forward, we'll get elected," she said to cheers on Tuesday night. The territory does not have a party system, but rather a consensus government where MLAs select cabinet and premier. On Oct. The vote will take place Oct. Cochrane ly served on cabinet and hopes to hold a ministerial position in the 19th Assembly.
That's my goal. The other women elected are engineer Katrina Nokleby, photographer and public servant Caitlin Cleveland and lawyer Caroline Wawzonek in the Yellowknife ridings. In the N. Incumbent Kevin O'Reilly was re-elected and said the of women elected bodes well for the future of the Northwest Territories.
Jane Groenewegen, who was unseated in after serving as an MLA in Hay River for 20 years, remembers when she was first elected thinking she wanted to have it all. Don't let this system kind of gobble you up," she said. You have an opportunity to step onto that stage and to serve for a period of time.
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