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The International Women's Rights Project has created a voters guide highlighting women's issues in 2015 election.
The guide was created to be used as a tool to inform voters about issues regarding women in Canada and to provide focused questions to pose to candidates. Each section includes a summary and ends with a list of questions you can use at debates or in discussions with candidates.
Download the guide here.
The guide covers issues including: