Monday, March 8, 2010

Canada 50th in participation by women in politics

Just in time for International Women's Day we have this embarrassment:

Canada now ranks 50th on the world scale of women's participation in politics, trailing Pakistan, Bolivia and the United Arab Emirates.

"It isn't that we're electing fewer, but other countries are electing more," says Trimble. "Across Canada, women have 23 per cent of the legislative positions."

Stack that against a formidable 57 per cent in Rwanda, 47 per cent in Sweden and 45 per cent in South Africa.

From the Star.

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