Sylvia Bashevkin discusses the low level of representation of women in Canadian parliament in the Globe and Mail

October 13, 2010

Think of a country where the majority of citizens are relegated to just a fifth of the seats in the government. Think of Canada.

Nearly 90 years after Agnes MacPhail became the country’s first female MP, women have failed to gain more than a secondary role in the halls of power.

Canada lags behind Angola, Ecuador, Mozambique, Guyana and even Afghanistan when it comes to the representation of women in its parliament.

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