2021 Federal Election
We kept track of all the women and gender diverse candidates who put their names on the ballot to provide a simple and accessible resource for Canadians, journalists, and political parties.
In the 44th Canadian Federal Election, Equal Voice advocated 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 kept track of all the women and gender diverse candidates who put their name on the ballot. The goal was to provide a simple and accessible resource for Canadians, journalists, and political parties.
Federal Tracking Sheet:
This directory tracked 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 also included the candidate’s website or campaign platform if the information was available.
Please credit “Equal Voice” if using this data.
In the 44th Federal Election, 103 women were elected to Parliament, which was the highest number and percentage in the House of Commons (30%).