Friday, September 29, 2023

Quebec City Hall: Jackie Smith sits with her 4-month-old daughter

Returning from maternity leave, Limoilou councilor Jackie Smith sat on the Quebec City council on Tuesday, with her four-month-old daughter, for the first time at city hall.

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Ms. Smith is the first municipal councilor to have given birth during her term in Quebec City, the elected official’s office said. She wants to pave the way for other women.

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“Like others before me, I hold a position that was designed for men of a certain age and sometimes we have to walk our way for institutions to evolve. Sitting on the board with my daughter is one more step, we will see how things go and she will adapt. I want to help make it easier for those who follow us,” Jackie Smith said in a press release.

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Therefore, little Daphnée was present during Tuesday’s session and spent most of the time sleeping in the stroller.

“I have had time to take a step back and I return motivated by the progress made since the elections. I may be the only elected member of Transition Québec, but it is clear that our ideas advance and often end up being adopted by my colleagues,” said Blacksmith.

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