Only 30 per cent of nominated candidates women, need more to change ‘tenor, flavour’ of House

Some 315 women are so far nominated by the Conservatives, NDP, Liberals, Greens, and the Bloc Québécois to run in the next federal election, or 30.18 per cent of the major parties’ candidates, but that number still falls short of the 2011 federal election campaign when 405 women, or 31 per cent, ran federally, according to an analysis by Equal Voice and The Hill Times.

NDP MP Laurin Liu, pictured in this file photo on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

By Rachel Aiello

PUBLISHED : Friday, July 24, 2015 8:27 PM

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