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Women and racialized political candidates are being set up to fail

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

Reprinted Globe and Mail June 13

Erin Tolley is the Canada research chair in gender, race and inclusive politics and an associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University.

Recent elections have resulted in more women, racialized and Indigenous people holding political office in Canada. That’s good news, but we’ve got a long way to go. Elected institutions still do not reflect the demographics of the populations they claim to represent. These representational gaps are a clear indicator of democratic inequality.


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