Women make up just over one per cent of Parliament’s membership, yet they account for nearly 70 per cent, or nearly 70,000 of its MPs.
Yet, they represent less than 10 per cent in the House of Commons.
It is not clear if that proportion is representative of the entire population, or just a subset of female MPs.
But a recent survey by the Center for Women in Politics at the University of Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School found that the proportion of women representing political parties across Canada was significantly higher than the proportion representing men.
In Ontario, for example, the proportion was 19 per cent for women, compared to 12 per cent among men.
While women make up less than one per Cent of Parliament, they account in the province for nearly 60 per cent , or more than 20,000, of the seats in the legislature.
For a more in-depth look at how women’s representation in the political arena is shaping up, read my colleague Sarah Henningsen’s recent article on the political representation of women in the Senate.
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