As the first full day of municipal election campaigning begins in Edmonton, political observers are starting to consider a city council with far fewer women on it.
While the number of candidates running for elected office — 119 — is the highest since the 1970s, the proportion of women running for city council seats is lower than it has been in a decade.
Thirteen of 73 candidates running for ward councillor — 21 percent — are women. In the previous three elections, it was around 25 percent, according to historical data analyzed by CBC News.
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