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Jennifer Hollett just completed her Master of Public Administration at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She’s worked as a broadcast journalist in Canada at CBC, CTV and MuchMusic.

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Women and Work: Rethinking Parental Leave in Canada

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 9:42 AM

The other day a friend of mine asked me point blank: can you name any men you've worked with who've taken parental leave beyond a few days or weeks?

I wanted to scream "yes, of course!," so I quickly reviewed the new fathers I know. And then I reviewed that...

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Why We Hate Politics

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 10:52 AM

There are a lot of assumptions made about politics and politicians. I learned this last summer at thousands of doorsteps.

That's when I entered the Toronto Centre nomination race in the federal by-election prompted by Bob Rae's departure from the House of Commons. While canvassing, I often heard my...

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Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

(12) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 3:10 PM

Today, the NDP is gathering in Saskatoon, for the party's annual summer caucus retreat. The two-day meeting is to gear up for the (prorogued) fall session of Parliament, focusing on policy issues including household debt, seniors' poverty, and inter-generational equity.

On Wednesday, Statistics Canada will release the delayed National...

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What the Girls Have to Say

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 3:08 PM

It's always frustrating when the math doesn't add up. Especially basic math.

Women make up slightly more than 50 percent of the world's population, yet when you look at the political positions that represent a nation, it hovers around 20 percent (women hold 25 percent of...

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