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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women are leading Canada’s public health response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak
Judging by numbers of deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, the country has been handling the coronavirus outbreak comparatively well. Less than 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in total, despite it being one of the first...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Women in politics face abuse every day – and it’s getting worse
By Elizabeth Renzetti, Imagine, for a second, that you’re walking down the street with your kids or your dog and someone who doesn’t like the way you do your job decides to hurl abuse at you. This probably seems inconceivable, if you’re a teacher or...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Women in politics say they face more challenges than male counterparts
With nearly a month until the 2019 Federal Election, politicians are upping their campaign efforts more than ever. However, while campaigning is hard work for anyone, female politicians and those with political experience say women face challenges...
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Women in politics: Is the gender gap in Canadian parliaments growing?
 By Bhinder Sajan, You’ve probably heard of women smashing glass ceilings, or breaking through barriers faced by females. But in politics there’s also increasing recognition that women may also be vulnerable to falling off what’s known as "the glass...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
What does harassment and bullying of women in politics look like?
With this week's news that Newfoundland and Labrador veteran politician Eddie Joyce is being accused of harassment of at least one female MHA, it raises the question — what form can harassment of women take in the political sphere if it's not sexual...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Who runs the House? Women lead major three parties in Canada Commons
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh named NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau the party’s new House leader in last week's shuffle of his party's critics. So for the first time, all three House leaders of the three major political parties are women, including Small...
Monday, September 19, 2016
Women’s Political Representation & Electoral Systems in Canada
Many Canadians are grappling with the prospect of changes to Canada’s First Past the Post electoral system. The current consultation phase represents an enormous opportunity to better understand the limitations and opportunities of electoral systems...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Women Who Inspire - Councillors Tanya Park & Virginia Ridley
Tanya is the City Councillor for Ward 13 and came into politics via her work as President of the SOHO Community Association. Virginia Ridley is the Ward 10 Councillor and she was deeply involved in her local community before running in 2014. Join...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Women in Politics: A Roadmap
Do you want to see political change? Have you considered running for elected office (municipally, provincially or federally)? How about supporting a candidate as part of her campaign team? Interested in serving, but not sure where to start? Join us...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wynne to women’s summit: no barriers to becoming Canada's premier, except poverty
As Ontario's first female and first lesbian premier, Kathleen Wynne was an obvious choice for keynote speaker at the Leadership Summit for Women. Addressing the (almost entirely) female crowd, she shared her personal experiences in politics — as a...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Women politicians and the search for trust in politics, Canada
It may not have occurred to you, but 85 per cent of Canadians now have a woman as premier. Only five smaller provinces -- the three Maritimes plus Manitoba and Saskatchewan -- don't. I hadn't thought too much about why this would be until one night...
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...
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,...
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. ...