Women in Parliament

Why Politics Is Too Important to Leave to the Men

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

More women in politics changes not only what is done but how. What is discussed changes; more time on health, child care, and environmental concerns; and more consensus-driven win-win approaches replace the testosterone-driven triumphalism of politics as usual.

Our (Surprisingly?) Diverse Parliament

Alison Loat | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada
Alison Loat

Our politicians tend to be older, whiter, more male, better educated and more 'white collar' than the average Canadian. So for those who would prefer a Parliament that better looks and feels more like Canada, the election of a few 20-something MPs is a good thing.