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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 91 26.9% 5/30/2018
Senate N/A Cairine Reay Wilson - 1930 105 49 46.7% 12/12/2018

PROVINCE/TERRITORY

Alberta 1916 Roberta MacAdams &
Louise McKinney - 1917
87 26 29.9% 4/16/2019
British Colombia 1917  Mary Ellen Smith - 1918 87 34 39.1% 5/28/2019
Manitoba 1916 Edith Rogers - 1920 57 14 24.6% 5/30/2018
New Brunswick 1919 Brenda Robertson - 1967 49 11 22.4% 10/18/2018
Newfoundland and Labrador 3 1925  pre-Confederation: Lady Helena Squires - 1930;
post Confederation: Hazel MacIssac -1975
40 9 22.5% 5/16/2019
Northwest Territories 1951  Lena Pedersen - 1970 19 2 10.5% 5/30/2018
Nova Scotia 1918 Gladys Muriel Porter - 1960 51 17 33.3% 6/8/2018
Nunavut 4 1999  Manitok Catherine Thompson - 1999 22 6 27.3% 6/8/2018
Ontario 1917 Agnes Campbell Macphail &
Rae Luckock - 1943
124 48 38.7% 7/31/2019
Prince Edouard Island 1922 Ella Jean Canfield - 1970 27 6 22.2% 4/23/2019
Quebec 1940 Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain - 1961 125 53 42.4% 10/16/2018
Saskatchewan 1916 Sara Ramsland - 1919 61 16 26.2% 5/30/2018
Yukon 1919  Jean Gordon - 1967 19 7 36.8% 4/24/2018

TOTAL

1211 390 32.2%  

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.