Local MP will chair Status of Women committee in Parliament

Marilyn Gladu elected by fellow members

Sarnia-Lambton’s Member of Parliament has been elected by her committee colleagues to chair the Standing Committee on the Status of Women.

A news release from MP Marilyn Gladu said the chair’s position is “extremely important given the multitude of issues that will be studied at this particular committee in the 42nd Parliament.

Gladu said she welcomes the opportunity.

“I am excited to have been chosen for this role and look forward to conducting the business of the chair . . . in a non-partisan, open and collaborative manner.  Although I have chaired many working groups prior to my political career, I am definitely looking forward to this new challenge. This new chair position will allow me to engage with MPs from across party lines and to work on issues that are important to all Canadians.”

Gladu’s office said that In addition to the regular business of the committee, Status of Women will be examining the issues surrounding the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, equality issues and a federal mandate to stop violence against women. The committee will act on these and other important gender-based matters throughout the 42nd Parliament.

Gladu said she will be taking on several important speaking roles in the months ahead on the Science portfolio as well as standing in the House of Commons to speak on matters of serious importance to Sarnia-Lambton.

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