I’ve been asked this question more times than any other in my first term on City Council. I often respond that I have nothing to compare it too as this is my first term. I have been treated with respect and support from my colleagues over the past four years. In fact, they have also supported many of the ideas and motions I’ve made to advance women in our city including the support of the Women’s Advisory Committee, creating of the Gender Based Violence Prevention initiative, a child care policy for the city and including gender based analysis plus in council training and implementation throughout city. They have also supported the Opening the Potential program and many of them mentored women interested in politics as well as attending sessions to meet with women looking at being involved in politics. Recently Council supported the draft parental leave principles for future policy for elected officials in Edmonton.