The Canadian Club of Toronto

The Canadian Club of Toronto

June 14, 2007 10:45 ET

Canadian Club of Toronto 2nd Annual Women in Public Life Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Her Worship, Mayor Hazel McCallion

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"2nd Annual Women in Public Life Luncheon"

Keynote Address: Her Worship, Mayor Hazel McCallion

WHO: Her Worship, Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga

WHAT: In March, 2006, Equal Voice, a national not for profit group
that is devoted to the idea that more women must be elected to
all levels of government, partnered with The Canadian Club of
Toronto, Canada's leading public affairs forum, to launch the
Women in Public Life Luncheon. The keynote speaker was federal
politician, Hon. Flora MacDonald. This year's speaker is one of
Canada's longest serving municipal politicians, Mayor Hazel
McCallion. Along with delivering the keynote address, Mayor
McCallion, will receive Equal Voice's EVE Award, which
recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution
to advancing women in Canadian politics. Past recipients of the
EVE award are Hon. Carolyn Bennett and Hon. Flora MacDonald,
last year.

Mayor McCallion's keynote will provide snapshots into a
fascinating life, spanning three decades in politics. The Mayor
will also reflect on what is needed to get more women elected
at all levels of government in Canada.

WHEN: 1 p.m. luncheon address - Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

WHERE: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Canadian Room

BACKGROUND: Hazel McCallion has been re-elected Mayor of Mississauga 11
times, most recently in November 2006, when she captured 91% of
the votes. In 2005, Mayor McCallion ranked 2nd in the
international World Mayor poll behind only Dora Bakoyannis of
Athens. Also, in 2005 she was made a Member of the Order of

More than 450 people will attend Tuesday's luncheon, including
members of the Ontario legislature such as the Hon. Marie
Bountrogianni, Hon. Donna Cansfield, Hon. Mary Anne Chambers,
MPP Christine Elliott and MPP Joyce Savoline. From federal
politics, MP Olivia Chow, MP Peggy Nash and Hon. Albina
Guarnieri. In keeping with the theme of the lunch, there will
also be many female candidates from the NDP, Liberals and
Conservatives who will run for the first time either
provincially this fall or in the next federal election.

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