Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 07, 2011 12:24 ET

Message From His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of International Women's Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - As we mark International Women's Day, it is fitting that the theme—"Equal Access to Education, Training, and Science and Technology"—is so closely related to one of the pillars of my mandate: to reinforce learning and innovation.

Throughout Canadian history, women have made so many meaningful and significant contributions to society. Yet we still must remain vigilant in our pursuit of equal opportunities for women to learn and grow. By promoting and encouraging women in science and technology, by giving them access to quality education, we secure the future of this country for our daughters and granddaughters.

Today, let us remember the many ways women have changed this country. Let us honour their dedication to family and children, to philanthropy and volunteerism, and to education and innovation.

On this International Women's Day, we pay homage to all those who have paved the way for equality, and we reflect on what still must be done to create a smarter and more caring Canada. 

David Johnston

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8, 2011.

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