Canada 50th in global ranking of women in lower, single house

Canada ranks 50th in a global survey of women's participation in politics. A total of 76 women were elected in Canada's federal election in 2011.

Percentage of women members of parliament compared to the average of 20.63%.
  • 15-30 points lower
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Country Rank Seats Women Percent

Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union