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Statistics by branch

 

Branch Right to vote
for women
First woman
elected/appointed 1
Total of seats
(including vacancies)
Number
of women
% of women Last updated

CANADIAN/FEDERAL

House of Commons 1918 2 Agnes Campbell Macphail - 1921 338 103 30.5% 09/20/2021
Senate N/A Cairine Reay Wilson - 1930 105 46 43.8% 07/29/2021

PROVINCE/TERRITORY

Alberta 1916 Roberta MacAdams &
Louise McKinney - 1917
87 26 29.9% 04/16/2019
British Columbia 1917  Mary Ellen Smith - 1918 87 37 42.5% 10/24/2020
Manitoba 1916 Edith Rogers - 1920 57 15 26.3% 09/12/2019
New Brunswick 1919 Brenda Robertson - 1967 49 14 28.6% 09/14/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 3 1925  pre-Confederation: Lady Helena Squires - 1930;
post Confederation: Hazel MacIssac -1975
40 9 22.5% 05/16/2021
Northwest Territories 1951  Lena Pedersen - 1970 19 9 47.7% 10/02/2019
Nova Scotia 1918 Gladys Muriel Porter - 1960 51 19 37.3% 08/17/2021
Nunavut 4 1999  Manitok Catherine Thompson - 1999 22 5 22.7% 10/20/2020
Ontario 1917 Agnes Campbell Macphail &
Rae Luckock - 1943
124 48 38.7% 07/31/2019
Prince Edouard Island 1922 Ella Jean Canfield - 1970 27 6 22.2% 04/23/2019
Quebec 1940 Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain - 1961 125 55 44% 12/09/2019
Saskatchewan 1916 Sara Ramsland - 1919 61 17 27.9% 10/26/2020
Yukon 1919  Jean Gordon - 1967 19 8 42.1% 05/17/2021

TOTAL

1211 411 34.4%  

Notes: 

1 Senate of Canada : Senators are appointed.

2  In 1917, a legislation was passed that granted women serving in the military and women who had male relatives serving Canada or Britain in World War I the right to vote federally.

3 Newfoundland and Labrador entered Confederation in 1949.

4 Nunavut was created in 1999.