Women in PEI Politics

A story in the Hamilton Spectator about the gender balance in the Ontario Legislature caught my eye this morning, specifically the note that “[o]nly two provinces, Quebec (28 per cent) and Prince Edward Island (26 per cent), have higher percentages” of women in the house than Ontario (which has 25%).

Given that more than 50% of PEI electors are women, 26% isn’t something to be proud of in any absolute way, but it is interesting to note that PEI, which is seen by many as a bastion of old school ways, is, with Quebec, leading the country relatively speaking.

Elections PEI has an overview of women in politics in Prince Edward Island; the PEI Coalition for Women in Government has a similar overview.