In preparation for the upcoming provincial elections and in light of the overwhelming silence on women’s issues, the YWCA Montreal is announcing a political debate on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1355 René-Lévesque Boulevard West in Montreal.
From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., representatives of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), the Liberal Party of Québec (QLP), the Parti québécois (PQ) and Québec Solidaire (QS) will discuss these issues and present the vision and political commitments of each party.
The four topics discussed will be :
Violence against women
(sexual violence, domestic violence, justice system, survivor services, etc.)
Equity, employment and integration
(immigrant, native, disabled or racialized women, employment inequalities and diversity)
Security and housing
(accessibility, homelessness and affordable housing)
Healthy and equal relationships
(education, awareness and prevention)
The events of the last few years has shown the urgency of reflecting and acting collectively on these issues, which unfortunately have been absent thus far from the election campaign. During the debate, the questions submitted to the candidates will come from the public.
Here are 3 ways to participate for free:
- Submit a question (deadline : September 12th)
- Confirm your attendance at the debate (deadline : September 14th)
- Submit a question AND confirm your attendance at the debate (deadline : September 12th)
Terms and conditions :
The questions submitted will be analysed, revised and grouped together to avoid repetition and ensure impartiality. Among the questions selected, some will be randomly drawn and submitted to the candidates during the debate. The debate will be held in French.
Tuesday, September 18 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
YWCA Montreal / Holden-Fisher
1355 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Qc H3G 1T3
Free – Registration required