"Canada is shockingly behind many countries in the number of women representatives in our parliament. This is due to long-standing biases against women in leadership and ultimately impoverishes our nation – economically and culturally. How can we truly advance as a society when the talent of so much of our population is not engaged in a meaningful way in the political process? This can change with strong leadership and clear policies to ensure gender equity in all areas of public service and public funding. Bill C-237 represents such strong leadership and vision for the future of our country."