Apr 17, 2011
Equal Voice applauds all female candidates running in the current federal election. With nominations now closed, there are 407 women running for the five majour parties in Canada.
Download the female candidate lists, organized by province/region, below.
"It takes an incredible commitment to the democratic process, considerable sacrifice and lots of tenacity to stand for public office," said Nancy Peckford, Executive Director.
"Women currently comprise thirty-one percent of the total number of federal candidates running for the five majour parties - a new historic high for Canada but still shy of EV's minimum threshold of one third."
Regardless, Equal Voice strongly encourages all Canadians to support a female candidate somewhere in Canada during this election.
EV has published the entire list of female federal candidates - by riding and region- with links to their campaign websites.
If Canadians are not compelled or do not have the opportunity to support a female candidate in their area, EV asks that voters find a candidate in another riding that they can support.
Individuals can donate their time, resources or simply spread the word about a female candidate or candidates that reflect their values.
"Voters should not under-estimate the power of volunteering a few hours or contributing a small donation. Candidates rely heavily on these gestures and they can go a long way to boosting morale and building momentum," added Peckford.
Equal Voice also wishes to thank long-time Equal Voice volunteer and blogger, Vicky Smallman, and Alice Funke, publisher of Pundit's Guide, for their considerable assistance on compiling these lists. Equal Voice's own Amy Kishek, Carleton University's Ashley Armstrong, University of Ottawa volunteer Melissa Bonga also provided crucial support.
"Without their commitment, Equal Voice could not have made these lists public in their current form."
In the event of errors or omissions, please contact EV at the coordinates below.
For more information:
Nancy Peckford, Executive Director- firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-292-7941
Vicky Smallman, Candidate Tracking- email@example.com
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