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Canada News | Women & Minorities

Canadian elections bring significant victories for women,  First Nations, and other minorities
  • A wave of victories swept a record 10 new indigenous MPs (eight Liberal and two NDP) into the House of Commons as preliminary reports indicate higher than normal turnout rates among indigenous Canadian communities.
  • Women won 88 seats, increasing their representation to 26%, while new PM Justin Trudeau has promised to have equal gender representation in his Cabinet.
  • Six Muslims won seats during an election cycle that saw religious freedom issues contentiously debated, and visible minority representation increased to 13.6% from 9.7% in 2011.

Read more:
Record 10 indigenous MPs elected to the House of Commons” (CBC News)
On-reserve voters endure lines and ballot issues for historic election” (The Globe and Mail)
Women and visible minorities make election gains” (Yahoo! News)

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