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Where are all the Women? Understanding the Relevance of Gender in Canadian Politics

with Dr. Joanna Everitt,
Professor, University of New Brunswick in Saint John
Friday, September 15, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Joanna Everitt,
Professor, University of New Brunswick in Saint John


Participants must register to attend: Register here


WSSR Coordinator
514-848-2424 x7854


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.



Increasingly, public focus in Canada today is on the mirror representation of diversity in various positions of power, including in legislatures, cabinets and positions of government leadership. In her workshop, Dr. Everitt will draw upon her research findings to take participants through the evolution of female representation in politics, the obstacles still faced by women today and the implications of the democratic deficit resulting from their low representation on Canadian society. She will also explore other challenges of gender politics, including diverse public opinions of men and women, voter orientations toward male versus female candidates and leaders, the role that parties play as gatekeepers and the impact of gendered mediated political coverage. Everitt will conclude by discussing the types of changes necessary for women to enter the political domain through both citizen engagement and in leadership roles.

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