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New Brunswick legislature needs strong women, New Democratic Party leader says

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — New Brunswick's NDP leader says a female leader and strong women MLAs are needed in the legislature to uphold promises made to women during the provincial election campaign.

Jennifer McKenzie says politicians make promises for women but quickly forget them when the election is over.

She says her party's platform was written by women and will make a difference in women's lives.

The party has vowed to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour and achieve pay equity in the private and public sectors.

She says an NDP government would ensure child care in every school at $10 per day per child aged three to 12.

McKenzie said they would also expand professional development opportunities for police officers and judges to learn about the realities of sexual assault.

The Canadian Press

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