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Today is the 99th International Women's Day. It is an occasion to recognize and celebrate the efforts of generations of activists in Canada and around the world, past and present, to improve the lot of women and to promote equality, opportunity and security for all women. It is too easy to be smug and complacent about such issues, if one resides in Canada at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. However, while the gains have been considerable for Canadian women, it is not the case that equality, opportunity, and security has as yet been achieved for all women of our nation. And as regards the rest of the world, there are areas in which the struggle is just beginning.
Today we laud the efforts of generations of activitists in the cause of women's rights, and we pledge to support the cause for which they have worked and continue to work.
Jack N. Lightstone