B.C. had highest percentage of women candidates ever, but it only increased by a modest one point
We can’t rely on surprise elections to deliver more women to politics. Women need to be in competitive ridings, and even better, in party strongholds.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark, pictured in this file photo with B.C. Liberal MPs, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry, pictured in this file photo on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright