Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Women elected in 2006

Women elected in 2006 have dropped to 63 or 20.45% which means our listing world wide is likely to drop from 42nd place to 45th.

June


Stats from Equal Voice

National Totals:

63 Women elected (20.45%)

Conservative: 14 out of 124 seats

Liberal : 21 out of 103 seats

Bloc: 16 out of 51 seats

NDP: 12 out of 29 seats


June,



While it is sad that the number of women elected to Parliament is going in the wrong direction, slightly, I think looking at the percentages by party is also revealing:

Conservative: 14 out of 124 seats = 11.3 %

Liberal : 21 out of 103 seats = 20.4 %

Bloc: 16 out of 51 seats = 31.4 %

NDP: 12 out of 29 seats = 41.4 %

It is clear that it is the Conservative Party, and to a lesser extent the Liberals, that are not woman friendly while the Bloc and especially the NDP are up there with levels approaching the Scandinavian countries.

Ciao, Bruce.



And the relevance of all this to PR is???

Best regards
Alastair



The relevance is that our current voting system throws up barriers to the election of women and minorities, while PR promotes diversity. Aside from Cuba, every country with at least 30% women in their legislature uses proportional voting.

That's why removing barriers to the election of women and minorities is contained in our Statement of Purpose.

Wayne Smith, President
Fair Vote Canada
416-407-7009
Wayne.Smith@FairVoteCanada.org



Thanks Wayne

The prompting posting was intended just as a point of interest. It is amusing to sit back and watch a bunch of guys chatter away about women's representation.

;-)
June

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