Seeking Balance: Conversations with BC Women in Politics (Paperback)

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Seeking Balance: Conversations with BC Women in Politics (Paperback)

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Many Canadians say that British Columbia is the zaniest province, politically speaking. It’s too diverse, too polarized — geographically, demographically and ideologically. But the BC political arena is lively, and it has often led the way in electing women to parliaments — as respected spokespeople for the public, as equal people. In these conversations, women who served as members of the provincial legislature or the Canadian parliament reveal their ambitions and their reactions to serving in a political system designed and still dominated by men. They reach decisions in ways that do not fit; they bring ideas to groups ill-suited to respond; and they clearly see the jagged edges that should be smoothed in order to create a vibrant democratic state. These women — of many ages, across party lines and from all parts of the province — share attitudes and insights into the lively world of BC politics, at home and across our nation.

Anne Edwards was born, raised and educated in middle Saskatchewan. She has worked as a journalist in radio, television and newspapers and as a freelance writer for various magazines. She has co-written three published books: 'Exploring the Purcell Wilderness, Cranbrook 1905-2005', and 'The Purcell Suite: Upholding the Wild'. She has lived for fifty years in British Columbia where she raised a family of four, instructed and managed at the College of the Rockies for a decade and represented Kootenay constituency for ten years as MLA. She retired from politics and the working world in 1996. She lives in Moyie, British Columbia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781894759311
ISBN-10: 1894759311
Publisher: Caitlin Press Inc.
Publication Date: November 14th, 2008
Pages: 288
Language: English