Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Legislating Abortion: A View From the Opposition Bench, 1988–97

Thursday, October 28, 2021 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Barrick Auditorium, Mulroney Hall 2070
Event Type: Lecture
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The Brian Mulroney Institute of Government, Women's and Gender Studies, Political Science, and the Public Policy and Governance will be hosting a talk by Mary Clancy, a former Liberal MP and Official Opposition Critic for the Status of Women. Ms. Clancy will be discussing her experiences as a member of the legislative committee that discussed Bill C-43 and her time as Official Opposition Critic on the Status of Women file. She will offer her perspective on the Liberal Party's response to the government at the time's legislative attempts to regulate and re-criminalize abortion. With abortion once again featured in the 2021 federal election campaign, understanding its history from a participant-observer will provide insight into abortion policy and politics today.

The event is open in-person to StFX students, faculty, and staff. Proof of vaccination will be checked at the venue doors. COVID protocols will be in place. Ms. Clancy's talk will also be livestreamed.

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