Equal Voice BC: Only 1% increase in women MPs elected over 2011
Monday’s election may have seen Canadians chose a new party to lead the country, but not much has changed in terms of the number of female MPs elected to the House of Commons.
Carolyn Jack with Equal Voice BC says, of the 338 elected MPs, only 88 are women, which is 26-percent. She says that’s only an increase of 1 per cent over 2011.
Jack says the problem starts with the number of women on the ballot in the first place. Only the NDP increased their percentage of female candidates.