Federal Election 2021

In the upcoming 44th Canadian Federal Election, Equal Voice is advocating for gender parity – that means at least 40% of nominated candidates and at least 40% of elected MPs being women or gender diverse people. Our aim is at least 136 women or gender diverse MPs.

We will be keeping track of all the women and gender diverse candidates who put their name on the ballot. The goal is to provide a simple and accessible resource for Canadians, journalists, and political parties.

Federal Tracking Sheet

This directory will track the nominated candidates in the five major political parties as well as any party/candidate that received more than 5% of the vote in the last election in that riding. We will also be including the candidate’s website or campaign platform if the information is available.

 

View the Tracking Sheet

This spreadsheet will be regularly updated by Equal Voice, but given the volume of nomination races it may not be completely updated when viewed.  Please help us by informing us of updates and errors by emailing [email protected].

 Please credit “Equal Voice” if using this data.

The Electoral Climate for Women

  • In the 43rd Federal Election, 98 women were elected to Parliament, which was the highest number and percentage in the House of Commons (29%).
  • There are currently 100 women MPs in the House of Commons after two by-elections in October 2020
  • Of the current 100 women MPs, 54 were elected for the first time in the 2019 election
  • Currently 29.5% of MPs are women
  • Of the 100 women in the House of Commons, 55 are Liberal MPs, 22 are Conservatives, 12 are Bloc Quebecois, 9 are NDP, 1 is Green, and one is Independent

The percentage of women elected federally in the 2019 election

Liberal

Conservative

NDP

Green

BQ

Independent

52/156

(33%)

22/122

(18%)

9/24

(37.5%)

2/3

(66%)

12/32

(37.5%)

1/1

(100%)

Provinces with the most women elected in 2019

Ontario

31.4%

Quebec

33.3%

British Columbia

33.3%

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