It has been a disappointing year for women in politics as the “feminist” prime minister has faltered and Canada now has no women leaders at the subnational level. What role have the media played in women politicians’ successes and failures. How do we view women in politics and what role do social media play in this?
This workshop begins with a look at the numbers across Canada – exactly how many women are there in the various levels of government? It then looks at the media context in Canada – who owns what and how that shapes what we understand. Finally, it tries to understand what happens to women as politicians when media and politics collide.