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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
30.47%
of MPs are women
MPs' human rights
0
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 Sep 2021
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website www.parl.ca
  • 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
HANNAH MCKAY

These parliamentarians were also Olympic athletes

On this occasion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the IPU honours MPs who were once Olympic athletes. Judging from the number of Olympians serving in the world’s parliaments, it could be argued that the drive and commitment required to become a world-class athlete are the same qualities necessary for excellence in parliamentary work. There are hundreds of such exceptional MPs scattered across every region of the world, both retired and currently serving. Their character and dedication are exemplified by the following individuals:
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News in brief
© UN Women/ Ryan Brown

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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Voices
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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Voices
McGuinty

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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