By my count, with 80 ridings having had nominations, 54 men have been nominated and 26 women. That’s translates as about 32.5 per cent women candidates in
I should note that Ontario has the most incumbents so it’s the most difficult to bring in more female candidates, so the fact it is just barely under the goal with 26 ridings to go is very positive. I also hear soon to be vacated, winnable ridings like Scarborough Southwest (Tom Whappel) will likely be reserved for a female candidate.
Also worth noting is that, so far, this has been accomplished with only one appointment, Martha-Hall Findlay in Willowdale.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007