Fair Vote Canada|Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director

“Canada falls far behind other countries in terms of female representation. With 26% women in Canada's Parliament, we rank 49th in the world, behind a third of the world's parliaments. To reflect in the legislatures the diversity of society we must change the voting system and related laws to remove barriers to the nomination and election of candidates from groups now underrepresented including women, cultural minorities and Aboriginals. This bill addresses the need for fairness in parties' nomination procedures. Fair nominations are an important component of our electoral system. Developing effective measures to address the under-representation of women would complement the Government's promise to Make Every Vote Count when they change the electoral system.”

Fair Vote Canada|Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director
Fair Vote Canada|Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director
@JustinTrudeau Please support Bill C-237 the Candidate Gender Equity Act #BecauseIts2016