Statement in Support of Women’s Marches

(OTTAWA) January 18, 2018 — Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) expresses support for the 2018 Sister marches taking place across Canada on Saturday, inspired by the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. Elizabeth will march and introduce speakers at the Victoria event.

“I am so excited about the marches happening in communities from Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador, which highlight the growing bonds of solidarity across social movements in Canada. And it is a profound honour to be helping to introduce the inspiring speakers at the march in Victoria,” said Ms. May. “It has been a particularly empowering time for women who have faced sexual harassment and assault, with thousands upon thousands of courageous individuals adding their voices to the #MeToo campaign.”

Lorraine Rekmans, Green Party of Canada Critic for Indigenous Affairs, added: “As an Indigenous woman, I am encouraged to see the level of cross-movement solidarity being expressed through these marches, promoting our unified commitment to women’s rights. In addition to the struggle for women’s rights, we must recognize our common humanity, and support all struggles for justice.”

“The Green Party of Canada encourages our members and supporters — and all Canadians — to participate in these marches, as we rally together for a brighter, fairer and more sustainable future. We will continue working with our friends and allies towards a society that truly respects women and gender nonconforming people, and which expresses zero tolerance for violence and harassment of any kind,” concluded Ms. Rekmans.