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Women in Politics - Irene Dawson

IreneDawson2.jpgSixty-nine island communities go to the polls November 5th. PEI's Municipal Affairs minister is encouraging more islanders to put their names on the ballot, including more women. Currently, 31% of the seats are held by women. That's better than the 30% target set by a committee of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities working on increasing women candidates. Irene Dawson is a member of that committee. She's been a Cornwall Town councillor for 26 years. Laura Chapin talked to her about the challenges convincing women to run, and why PEI is slightly ahead of the curve.

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