Val-Saint-François adopts first Equality Policy

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Val-Saint-François adopts first Equality Policy
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Record Staff – Last week the Val-Saint-François MRC adopted an equality policy between women and men, becoming the second MRC in Estrie to adopt such a policy, after the MRC Memphremagog adopted a similar policy on January 16, 2019. Four areas of intervention have been targeted in the policy: governance, employment, citizen services, and economic development. While women represent only 19 per cent of the elected members of the Val-Saint-François MRC, the equality policy aims in particular to encourage the participation of women in political life and to achieve parity in its decision-making bodies. MRC Prefect and Mayor of Stoke, Luc Cayer, is proud to have participated in such an approach: “I hope that this tool will be used in the municipalities of the MRC and that it will first allow people to become aware of challenges to equality ­between women and men. Knowing where we’re coming from, it’s easier to know where we’re going.” See full story in the Wednesday, April 24 edition of The Record.

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