Equal Voice honored Flora MacDonald yesterday at The Royal York Hotel and we were there, applauding wildly between forkfuls of white chocolate-cranberry cake. Equal Voice, a multi-partisan group working to get more women involved in government, awarded the first Canadian female Secretary of State for External Affairs (and one of the first female foreign ministers anywhere in the world!) an EVE award to recognize her pioneering efforts to further women in politics. Hearing stories about frequently being mistaken for a secretary on Parliament Hill or being asked by world officials if she could “wait in the room with the other women”(!), we tip our hats to this tough grand dame for always sticking to her guns and helping to pave the way.