Women have the largest negative gap, followed by aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
A look at some of Canada's most recent head-of-mission diplomatic appointments, from top left: Marcel Lebleu (Chile), Carol McQueen (Tunisia), Angela Bogdan (Sydney, Australia), Kumar Gupta (Zimbabwe), (second row, from left) Marc-André Blanchard (UN in New York), Christopher Gibbins (Chandigarh, India), David MacNaughton (United States), and Jordan Reeves (Mumbai, India).
Photographs courtesy of the government of Canada
The Prime Minister is a feminist and there is gender parity in cabinet, but Canada’s foreign service still has a long way to go.
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