Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Candice Bergen, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on International Women’s Day:

“We live in a great country. Canada has become a place where women are equal and hold leadership roles in every sector and every area of our country – a place that protects women because of the laws that we have.

“We’re far from perfect. As Canadians, we still have a lot of work to do to encourage, promote and protect women, particularly Indigenous women and girls and visible minorities.

“Today I’m thinking of women and girls who live in countries around the globe where they have little to no value and few rights.

“On International Women’s Day, Conservative women are standing up for those who need our voice. We are leaders in our homes, workplaces and communities, and we commit to empowering women around the globe to live free from violence, sexism, and discrimination.

“Conservatives will always work to create a world where women are truly equal. On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, happy International Women’s Day.”