The online abuse and harassment of women in politics must stop
Currently, only 30.5 per cent of MPs are female, even though just over 50 per cent of Canadians are women. As of May 2022, Canada ranks 59th in the world for female representation in Parliament, below countries like Cameroon, Chile, Spain, and Senegal.
MPs and Senators, pictured in the House of Commons Chamber for a special joint session of Parliament on March 15. As a collective, MPs don’t reflect the Canadian population that they are elected to serve and that needs to change, writes Heidi Tworek. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia