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235 women and gender diverse people were nominated by major parties to run in the 2022 Ontario Provincial Election yet only 48 women and gender diverse MPPs were elected. Equal Voice sat down and interviewed three of the first-time provincial candidates who shared their inspiring stories and their political journeys with us. We hope that by sharing their stories more women are inspired to take the leap and run as first-time candidates! In 2022, Navjit Kaur was the candidate for the Ontario New Democratic Party in Brampton West during the provincial election in Ontario. Navjit is a community respiratory therapist,…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2022, OTTAWA — Equal Voice announced their disappointment today at the stall in the overall number of women and gender diverse people elected in the Ontario provincial election. In yesterday’s Ontario election, 38.7 % of candidates elected to serve as Members of Provincial Parliament were women or gender diverse people. This is similar to the 39.5% elected in 2018. Overall in Ontario, 48 women and gender diverse MPPs were elected: 24 Progressive Conservative (one less than in 2018), 19 New Democrat Party (one less than in 2018), 4 Liberals (the same as 2018), and the…
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