Ontario now ranks first in Canada for representation of women
By Nancy PeckfordJun. 11, 2018
The new Progressive Conservative caucus includes two dozen women, many of whom would be great choices for the Ford cabinet.
Progressive Conservative MPPs Christine Elliott, left, and Caroline Mulroney, right, flank incoming Premier Doug Ford. Ontarians elected women to fill 39 per cent of the seats in Ontario's legislature, tops in the country. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
During elections where the losses are as big as the wins, it’s easy to miss the obvious. This may be especially true in Ontario where, in this past Thursday’s election, the distinct desire for change was an overriding preoccupation.
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