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Parliament of Canada - Parlement du Canada, House of Commons

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
of MPs are women
MPs' human rights
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
  • Population 35.95 million people
  • Number of MPs 338 MPs
  • Legislature bicameral
  • Last election Oct 2019
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website
  • More data from Parline

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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News in brief
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IPU welcomes Canadian funding to advance gender equality in parliament

The IPU will receive an additional two million Canadian dollars in funding to support its gender equality work in parliament. The three-year project, Gender Equality in Politics, is designed to support the IPU’s work in increasing women’s political empowerment. The funding will also help strengthen the capacity of parliaments to support gender equality at a national level.
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David McGuinty

A conversation with...David McGuinty, MP, Canada

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover the Honourable David McGuinty, Member of the
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Presenting human rights work of IPU to Canadian parliamentarians.

In this extract of a virtual meeting from 2 February 2021, Hon. David McGuinty, Member of the Canadian House of Commons, and Hon. David Carter, former Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, present the work of the IPU
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Geneva Peace Week

Parliaments’ Role in Linking Good Security Sector Governance to SDG16 amid COVID-19

Video created by Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and the IPU for Geneva Peace Week on 2 November 2020. This video will take you on a journey to discover how parliaments contribute to the governance of the security
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