On Thursday, Rona Ambrose, was elected as Interim leader for the Conservative Party.
In terms of qualifications, Ambrose has held numerous cabinet positions including those of Environment, Intergovernmental Affairs, Western Economic Diversification, Labour, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Receiver General, Status of Women, and Health. Essentially, Ambrose has little bit of experience in everything. Her political career began in 2004, when she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Edmonton–Spruce Grove. She has since grown into a well-known representative in the House. I have no doubt that Ambrose will be a strong voice of opposition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.
This year looks like a dynamite year for women in Canadian politics. First, there is a record number of women elected into the House of Commons. Then, the Liberal Party announces that their cabinet will consist of 15 women. Now, the interim leader of the official opposition just happens to be a woman.
I can’t wait to watch it all unfold.