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Canada, Diversity, Women

Interesting Election Facts

flagMany firsts and interesting election facts were recorded in this year’s federal election.

Justin Trudeau became the first son to follow his father’s footsteps into the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa, Canada.

A total of 88 women are headed to the House of Commons, up from the 76 in 2011 for a total of 26% of members. This moves Canada up from 50th to 48th place worldwide.

Toronto’s Ahmed Hussen became Canada’s first-ever MP of Somali descent.

There was a higher voter turnout in largely aboriginal ridings. A record number of indigenous candidates were elected to the House of Commons – a total of ten MPs.

Maryam Monsef is Peterborough’s first female MP and Canada’s first Afghan-born MP.

Interested to see what has changed since the 2011 election? Click here.

Read more facts and figures related to the 2015 election.

Read Employment E-News – November 2015 – Fresh Start to the Future.


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