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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
28.99%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
24.24%
of MPs are under 45
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 Oct 2019
  • 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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VIDEO: Dennis Dawson, Canadian MP, on parliamentary diplomacy

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One in five ministers is a woman according to new IPU/UN Women Map

Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to rise slowly, with slight improvements since 2017, according to the data presented in the 2019 edition of the biennial IPU-UN Women map of Women in Politics . The map, which presents global rankings for women in the executive and parliamentary government branches as of 1 January 2019, shows the proportion of women ministers is at an all-time high at 20.7 per cent (812 out of 3922), 2.4 percentage points higher compared to 2017. It also shows that the types of portfolios women ministers hold are diversifying.
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VIDEO: Linda Duncan, Canadian MP on parliament's role in implementing SDGs

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