A Gap Continues to Exist in Women's Political Participation

This inforgraphic shows the gender gaps that exist in women's political participation by looking at the ministerial (cabinet), House of Commons, and Senate seats they hold.

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the gender gaps that still exist in Canada…


A gap continues to exist in women's political participation.

As of January 1, 2014, women held a minority of positions in Canadian parliament :

  • Ministerial (Cabinet) positions: 32%
  • House of Commons: 25%
  • Senate seats: 40%


This infographic emerged from the Issue-Based Newsletter 10: Gender Equality.