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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Six women among Canada's premiers meeting in Ontario
When Canada’s premiers sit down next July 25 for their semi-annual summit, they’ll be making history by changing the face of provincial and territorial leadership. For the first time, there will be six women at the meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake,...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Premiers back national inquiry on missing aboriginal women
Canada's premiers are backing a call by aboriginal leaders to launch a national public inquiry into the case of missing or murdered aboriginal women, CBC News has learned. "The premiers at the table agreed to support the call of the Native Women's...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Women in Local Government: Getting to 30% by 2026
Canada needs more women in government, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) wants their numbers increased from the current 21.4% of municipal councils to 30% by 2026. The United Nations defines 30% as the minimal percentage of women...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Canada announces support for women in Middle East and North Africa
The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), announced Canada's contribution to two projects that will encourage the participation of women in the political process in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Why women win elections, Canada
North American experiments are showing that women have an electoral advantage. In one study in which only the names of a candidate were changed, participants rated the candidate they thought was female as stronger, more honest, and more...
Monday, June 17, 2013
Why so many female premiers? More voters prefer women in power, Canada
Christy Clark shocked everyone last month with her victory in the in the British Columbia election. The opposition New Democrats led by Adrian Dix were expected to win – but ended ended up with less of the popular vote than they received in 2009,...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Record number of women elected to B.C. legislature may be highest percentage in Canada
  Political buffs like me look for trends in elections and lately they've been depressing, like the shrinking voter turnout in national and provincial polls. So here's some good news in the political trend department: Just over a third of the people...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Dancing Backwards: Getting Canada's political Women into history
There is a PROBLEM The heroic stories of women in Canada’s history -- women who’ve personally sacrificed so much to secure the rights of women and children -- are curiously absent from the textbooks. Where are those role models for young girls (and...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Women make up only a third of main parties’ candidates in B.C. election, Canada
here have been five elections in the Vancouver-area riding of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows since the district was created in 1991 and more than two dozen candidates — but only one of them, a long-shot Marijuana party candidate in 2005, was a woman. ...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Canada: Women’s influence in Canadian politics growing slowly
Canada is seeing a growing number of women taking on the highest positions of power in the country. Five of Canada’s 10 provinces and one of its three territories are now led by female premiers. (Read article at: Cape Breton Post)
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Have your say: How do we get more women involved in politics in Canada?
Yet just like the early weeks of a new hockey season, there’s still a long way to go to achieve true gender parity in Canadian politics. From the way Parliament is scheduled and debate is structured, to the way political parties and the media...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Group seeks to give women equal voice in politics
With five female premiers in Canada, women are making remarkable strides in politics. Still, there is much work to be done to get women on the ballot, says the head of Equal Voice, a non-partisan organization that promotes women in politics. “With...
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Canada: Will 2013 continue the boom for women in politics?
It's been a record-breaking year for women in Canadian politics, especially for female premiers, following a landmark 2011 when four female premiers were elected. That number increased to five in 2012. Read more at cbsnews Canada
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberal Strategist Photo Slammed As Derogatory
A battle of the sexes erupted at the Ontario legislature Tuesday after an editorial photo illustration, deemed by many to be derogatory to women, was discovered on the website of Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella. To read the full...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Tories Slammed Over Demise of Women's Groups
Opposition parties decried the demise of a leading women's group today, calling the Conservative government "Neanderthal" and "misogynist" for cutting off federal support for advocacy and research on women's issues. To read the full...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Edmonton Woman Wins National Scholarship Competition
An Edmonton woman is this year's winner of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship. Claire Dub won the scholarship for her research into why more women do not run for political office...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Gender Inequality Distorts Politics
Although there have been great strides in equality among men and women in Canada since Agnes MacPhail became the first woman elected in the House of Commons in 1921, we have a long way to go before we achieve equality in political expression...

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