“Today to mark International Women’s’ Day, people all over the world will celebrate the remarkable achievements made by women.
“More than 100 years ago, women in Ontario fought for - and were granted - the right to vote and to hold provincial office. Since that time we have made incredible strides. Women have broken through a great many barriers. Today, women are leaders in all fields, including business, politics, science, the arts, politics, and academia.
“What’s more, gone are the days where women are afraid to speak out. This is something we should all be proud of.
“As we recognize the historic accomplishments of the women that have come before us, we acknowledge that we haven’t eradicated all barriers for women. We must continue with the important work that still needs to be done to ensure true equality of opportunity.
“On behalf of the Ontario PCs, I encourage all Ontarians to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day.”