International Women’s Day 2019: A Reflection on Women, Gender Equality and the 42nd Parliament

(Disponible en français : La Journée internationale des femmes 2019 : une réflexion sur les femmes, l’égalité des sexes et la 42e législature) Women’s participation in Canadian politics and in the Parliament of Canada is longstanding. Over 100 years ago, women began lobbying to obtain the right to vote in federal elections and to represent…

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Update – Women in Canada’s Parliament

Note: This publication was updated in March, 2019: International Women’s Day 2019: A Reflection on Women, Gender Equality and the 42nd Parliament In 1921, Agnes Macphail was the first woman to be elected to Canada’s House of Commons and the only woman to serve in the 14th Parliament. In 1930, Cairine Wilson was sworn in…