Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement to recognize International Women’s Day:
“Each year, we proudly celebrate the achievements of women and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face as they strive for gender equality.
“This year’s theme reminds us that ‘an equal world is an enabled world.’ History has taught us that when women are treated as equals in their homes, communities and workplaces, everyone prospers.
“That’s why the Government of Alberta is committed to breaking down the economic and physical barriers that hold women back from realizing their potential. We are addressing violence against women and girls in all its forms, and investing in programs to help women build fulfilling, successful careers.
“Let’s make way for the next generation of Alberta women who deserve a welcoming, equitable province in which to thrive.”