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NCWC and Mindr Mobile Partner on Personal Safety Smartphone App – June 21, 2012

The National Council of Women of Canada Mindr Mobile, National Council of Women of Canada partner on Smartphone application aimed to increase personal safety OTTAWA, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) has approved an affinity partnership with Waterloo-based Mindr Mobile to offer a Smartphone application aimed to improve safety [...]

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NCWC demands more transparency in the Canada – China Trade Deal – October 29, 2012

The National Council of Women of Canada MEDIA RELEASE October 29, 2012 – For Immediate Release NCWC demands more transparency in the Canada - China Trade Deal The National Council of Women of Canada strongly urges the Government of Canada to allow debate in the House of Commons on the “Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and [...]

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International Call for Action on Issue of Missing/Murdered Women

The National Council of Women of Canada This press release is being distributed on behalf of: National Council of Women of Canada · Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs · Native Women’s Association of Canada For Immediate Release June 4, 2011 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ACTION ON ISSUE OF MISSING//MURDERED WOMEN ---UN-affiilliiated Canaiian women’s group signs declaration with [...]

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Election 2011 – April 28, 2011

The National Council of Women of Canada Media Release ELECTION 2011 Thursday April 28th, 2011 For Immediate Release: National Council of Women of Canada Urges Women to Vote May 2nd It has never been more important than right now for women in Canada to vote and make their voices heard according to Mary Scott, President [...]

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NCWC Urges Government to Dialogue with Native Women’s Association – November 16, 2010

The National Council of Women of Canada Media Release November 16th, 2010 The National Council of Women of Canada (the “NCWC”) urges the Government of Canada to engage in open and meaningful dialogue with the Native Women's Association of Canada (the “NWAC”) and continue to fund their Sisters In Spirit initiative for research, policy, and [...]

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NCWC Advocate for Public Safety and Retaining and Improving the Long Gun Registry – September 15, 2010

The National Council of Women of Canada Media Release September 15, 2010 For Immediate Release: National Council of Women Advocate for Public Safety and Retaining and Improving the Long Gun Registry The National Council of Women of Canada, (NCWC), founded in 1893, is one of Canada's oldest advocacy associations and is a member of the [...]

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NCWC Statement re Canada Wide Water and Energy Conservation Survey – August 10, 2010

National Council of Women of Canada August 10, 2010 For Immediate Release: Canada-wide Water and Energy Conservation Survey shows strong public support for water protection policies but where support meets cost- or the public’s reluctance to reuse water, action is often stalled The NCWC Education Fund and National Council of Women of Canada alerted water [...]

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Global Maternal and Child Health Initiative – April 11, 2010

The National Council of Women of Canada For Immediate Release GLOBAL MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE April 11, 2010 – The Harper government has placed the promotion of maternal and child health at the centre of its focus for the G8. However, the National Council of Women of Canada believes that a global maternal and [...]

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Response to Budget 2009 – January 29, 2009

The National Council of Women of Canada Media Release – January 28/09 Response to Budget 2009 Our Employment Insurance system must be reformed to meet the needs of Canadians who pay into it and expect it to be there for them when they need it. At this particular time in our country, more Canadians can [...]

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Ban the Use of Stun Guns – January 19, 2009

The National Council of Women of Canada *Media Release For Immediate Release - Ottawa , 2009-01-19* The National Council of Women of Canada is calling on all provinces and territories to ban the use of stun weapons, except in the case of immediate threat of death or serious injury which could not be contained by [...]

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Remembrance – École Polytechnique – December 4, 2008

National Council of Women of Canada Media Release For immediate release December 4, 2008 In Remembrance Words still fail us as we remember the tragic events that occurred on December 6th, 1989, at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. The anniversary of the massacre of 14 women is now commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance [...]

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Support of the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) – September 28, 2007

The National Council of Women of Canada Statement from the National Council of Women of Canada In Support of the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL After signing onto CEDAW during the last election, the Prime Minister has reneged on this commitment and abrogated his responsibilities to women and to gender equality. Results [...]

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Ban the Use of Stun Guns – January 19, 2009

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Ottawa Media Release For Immediate Release ­ Ottawa , 2009-01-19 The National Council of Women of Canada is calling on all provinces and territories to ban the use of stun weapons, except in the case of immediate threat of death or serious injury which could [...]

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NCWC calls for halt to Malathion spraying for control of West Nile Virus – March 21, 2007

For Immediate Release Ottawa, Ontario March 21, 2007 National Council of Women of Canada National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) calls for halt to Malathion spraying for control of the West Nile Virus National Council of Women of Canada Media Release For Immediate Release Ottawa, August 15, 2007 While recognizing the serious health effects [...]

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Whose Security? Whose Prosperity? – August 9, 2007

The National Council of Women of Canada For Immediate Release Ottawa, Ontario August 9, 2007 National Council of Women of Canada Whose Security? Whose Prosperity? National Council of Women of Canada Media Release For immediate release August 9, 2007 The National Council of Women of Canada have major concerns with the Security and Prosperity Partnership [...]

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NCWC Responds to March 19th Federal Budget – March 21, 2007

The National Council of Women of Canada For Immediate Release Ottawa, Ontario March 21, 2007 National Council of Women of Canada NCWC Responds to March 19th Federal Budget For all of Finance Minister Flaherty's rhetoric about "hard-working families," lower income hard-working families once again fell under the Conservative radar in a budget which is geared [...]

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Is this how Stephen Harper honors his signature on the CEDAW Pledge? – October 6, 2006

The National Council of Women of Canada For Immediate Release Ottawa, Ontario October 6, 2006 National Council of Women of Canada Is this how Stephen Harper honors his signature on the CEDAW Pledge? Cutting 5 million dollars from Status of Women Canada's operating budget of 13 million gives women cause for grave concern about the Canadian government's [...]

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New Parliament an Opportunity to Examine, Improve Canada – January 25, 2006

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… January 25, 2006 New Parliament an Opportunity to Examine, Improve Canada For over 100 years, the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) has worked with the politicians and civil servants of every federal government, representing the women of Canada as their voice to the [...]

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Historic NCWC Plaque Unveiled by Canadian Government – August 20, 2005

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… August 20, 2005 Historic NCWC Plaque Unveiled by Canadian Government Today, August 20, 2005, witnessed a historic event. The Government of Canada, through the agency of Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, acknowledged the contribution of the National Council of [...]

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The Passing of Pope John Paul II – April 3, 2005

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… April 3, 2005 The passing of Pope John Paul II On the occasion of the death of Pope John Paul II, we wish to extend our sympathies to our sisters of the Roman Catholic Faith. The world rightly mourns the passing of a tireless worker [...]

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American Initiative at UN Greeted with Shock and Anger- March 1, 2005

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… March 1, 2005 AMERICAN INITIATIVE AT UN GREETED WITH SHOCK AND ANGER On Friday, the United States proposed an amendment to the draft declaration that would reaffirm the Beijing platform and declaration but only "while reaffirming that they do not create any new international human [...]

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NCWC Comment on Budget – No Improved Programs for Housing Homeless – February 24, 2005

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Fabruary 24, 2005 “Once again our Government has produced a balanced budget that offers something for everyone. The commitment to the armed forces and the tax relief measures for business are not the priorities of National Council of Women of Canada. It looks like an [...]

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Same Sex Marriage – January 2005

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… OTTAWA January, 2005 "SAME SEX" MARRIAGE "The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) sees this issue as affirming its support for a legal regime that observes and protects the basic human rights of each and every citizen," says President Catharine Laidlaw-Sly. NCWC members studied [...]

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Tribunals Will Marginalize Canadian Muslim Women – September 15, 2004

CANADIAN COUNCIL OF MUSLIM WOMEN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Toronto September 15th, 2004 Tribunals Will Marginalize Canadian Muslim Women and Increase Privatization of Family Law The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) recommends that family matters are best settled under Canadian and Ontario family law statutes and regulations. Separate arbitration tribunals to settle family matters under [...]

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Representation of Sexes in the Supreme Court – August 24, 2004

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Ottawa August 24, 2004 PRESS RELEASE "At last, the Supreme Court of Canada will be as close to parity where representation of the sexes is concerned as is possible" said Catharine Laidlaw-Sly, President of the National Council of Women of Canada. Council members see that [...]

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Representation of Women in the Cabinet – July 21, 2004

The National Council of Women of Canada MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 21, 2004 … Ottawa, July 21, 2004 "This is a Cabinet meant to offend no one too much and likely to have a safe shelf-life of at least a year or more! But it will not likely be the government that can [...]

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The 2004 Federal Budget – March 24, 2004

The National Council of Women of Canada The 2004 Federal Budget MEDIA RELEASE Ottawa, March 24, 2004 "The 2004 Budget is disappointing" says Catharine Laidlaw-Sly, president of the National Council of Women of Canada. This appears to be a "steady-as-she-goes" budget. Where are the bold new initiatives? Where is the Women's agenda? NCWC was pleased [...]

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International Women’s Day – March 8, 2004

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Ottawa INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: March 8, 2004 A REFLECTION by an older woman who sees that many of the gains we made are being rolled back and asks, “What are we celebrating?” In this year when elections are forecast, let us reflect that in the [...]

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Time to Accept and Act on Recommendation of Human Rights Commission – January 28, 2004

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Ottawa January 28th, 2004 "TIME TO ACCEPT AND AND ACT ON ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FOR TREATMENT OF FEDERALLY SENTENCED WOMEN" "The Key Findings of the report reflect all the points the Coalition has taken," says Margaret MacGee, NCWC Special Representative to [...]

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Minister McLellan Must Remedy Human Rights Violations – January 28, 2004

The National Council of Women of Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Ottawa January 28th, 2004 Minister McLellan Must Remedy Human Rights Violations Changes Could Mean Fewer Women in Canadian Prisons January 28, 2004 - Ottawa - Equality rights groups are urging Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan to immediately implement the recommendations released today by the Canadian [...]

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