Women in Canadian provincial and territorial legislatures

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This is a list of women who are currently members of the provincial and territorial Legislative Assemblies in Canada.

Rankings[edit]

To date, no provincial or territorial legislative assembly has ever achieved gender parity between women and men. Women currently represent 29 per cent (218 out of 751) of all provincial and territorial legislators across Canada as a whole. As of May 2015, the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia currently have a female Premier.

In Alberta, although women represent just one third of the overall legislature, they represent 48 per cent of the governing Alberta New Democratic Party — the party's 26 female and 28 male MLAs represent the closest that a governing party caucus has ever come in Canadian history to attaining full gender balance between men and women.[1]

Rank Province or territory Electoral districts Women representatives Percentage
1 British Columbia 87 34 39.0
2 Yukon 19 7 36.8
3 Ontario 107 37 34.5
4 Alberta 87 29 33.3
4 Nova Scotia 51 17 33.3
6 Quebec 125 38 30.4
7 Saskatchewan 61 16 26.2
8 Newfoundland and Labrador 40 10 25.0
9 Manitoba 57 14 24.5
10 New Brunswick 49 8 16.3
11 Prince Edward Island 27 4 14.8
12 Northwest Territories 19 2 10.5
13 Nunavut 22 2 9.0

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Electoral district Notes

Alberta[edit]

  Leela Aheer Wildrose Chestermere-Rocky View
     Erin Babcock NDP Stony Plain
     Deborah Drever NDP Calgary-Bow
     Maria Fitzpatrick NDP Lethbridge-East
     Kathleen Ganley NDP Calgary-Buffalo Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General
     Nicole Goehring NDP Edmonton-Castle Downs
     Christina Gray NDP Edmonton-Mill Woods Minister of Labour, Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal
     Sarah Hoffman NDP Edmonton-Glenora Deputy Premier, Minister of Health
     Debbie Jabbour NDP Peace River
     Sandra Jansen NDP Calgary-North West
     Anam Kazim NDP Calgary-Glenmore
     Danielle Larivee NDP Lesser Slave Lake Minister of Children Services
     Jessica Littlewood NDP Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville
     Robyn Luff NDP Calgary-East
     Margaret McCuaig-Boyd NDP Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley Minister of Energy
     Annie McKitrick NDP Sherwood Park
     Stephanie McLean NDP Calgary-Varsity Minister of Service Alberta, Minister of Status of Women
     Karen McPherson NDP Calgary-McKay-Nose Hill
     Barb Miller NDP Red Deer-South
     Rachel Notley NDP Edmonton-Strathcona Premier of Alberta, Leader of the New Democratic Party
     Brandy Payne NDP Calgary-Acadia Associate Minister of Health
     Shannon Phillips NDP Lethbridge-West Minister of Environment and Parks, Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office
  Angela Pitt Wildrose Airdrie
     Marie Renaud NDP St. Albert
     Kim Schreiner NDP Red Deer-North
     Lori Sigurdson NDP Edmonton-Riverview Minister of Seniors and Housing
     Heather Sweet NDP Edmonton-Manning
     Denise Woollard NDP Edmonton-Mill Creek

British Columbia[edit]

  Donna Barnett Liberal Cariboo-Chilcotin
     Lisa Beare NDP Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
  Shirley Bond Liberal Prince George-Mount Robson Deputy Premier, Minister of Education
  Stephanie Cadieux Liberal Surrey-Panorama
     Katrina Chen NDP Burnaby-Lougheed
  Christy Clark Liberal Westside-Kelowna Premier
     Katrine Conroy NDP West Kootenay-Boundary
     Judy Darcy NDP New Westminster
     Mitzi Dean NDP Esquimalt-Metchosin
     Mable Elmore NDP Vancouver-Kensington
  Sonia Furstenau Green Cowichan Valley
  Joan Isaacs Liberal Coquitlam-Burke Mountain
     Carole James NDP Victoria-Beacon Hill
     Anne Kang NDP Burnaby-Deer Lake
  Linda Larson Liberal Boundary-Similkameen
     Ronna-Rae Leonard NDP Courtenay-Comox
     Bowinn Ma NDP North Vancouver-Lonsdale
     Melanie Mark NDP Vancouver-Mount Pleasant
     Michelle Mungall NDP Nelson-Creston
  Coralee Oakes Liberal Cariboo North
  Mary Polak Liberal Langley
     Lana Popham NDP Saanich South
  Tracy Redies Liberal Surrey-White Rock
  Linda Reid Liberal Richmond East
     Jennifer Rice NDP North Coast
     Selina Robinson NDP Coquitlam-Maillardville
     Janet Routledge NDP Burnaby North
     Jinny Sims NDP Surrey-Panorama
     Rachna Singh NDP Surrey-Green Timbers
  Michelle Stilwell Liberal Parksville-Qualicum
  Jackie Tegart Liberal Fraser-Nicola
  Jane Thornthwaite Liberal North Vancouver-Seymour
     Claire Trevena NDP North Island
  Teresa Wat Liberal Richmond Centre

Manitoba[edit]

     Eileen Clarke Progressive Conservative Agassiz Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations
     Cathy Cox Progressive Conservative River East Minister of Sustainable Development
     Myrna Driedger Progressive Conservative Charleswood Speaker
     Nahanni Fontaine New Democrat St. Johns
     Sarah Guillemard Progressive Conservative Fort Richmond
     Judy Klassen Liberal Kewatinook Leader of the Liberal Party
     Cindy Lamoureux Liberal Burrows
     Amanda Lathlin New Democrat The Pas
     Flor Marcelino New Democrat Wellington
     Colleen Mayer Progressive Conservative St. Vital
     Janice Morley-Lecomte Progressive Conservative Seine River
     Bernadette Smith New Democrat Point Douglas
     Rochelle Squires Progressive Conservative Riel Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs and Minister responsible for Status of Women
     Heather Stefanson Progressive Conservative Tuxedo Minister of Justice and Attorney General

New Brunswick[edit]

     Madeleine Dubé Progressive Conservative Edmundston-Madawaska Centre
     Lisa Harris Liberal Miramichi Bay-Neguac Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care
     Francine Landry Liberal Madawaska les Lacs-Edmundston Minister of Economic Development
     Monique LeBlanc Liberal Moncton East
     Pam Lynch Progressive Conservative Fredericton-Grand Lake
     Cathy Rogers Liberal Moncton South Minister of Finance
     Dorothy Shephard Progressive Conservative Saint John Lancaster
     Sherry Wilson Progressive Conservative Moncton Southwest

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

     Cathy Bennett Liberal Virginia Waters Minister of Finance
     Siobhan Coady Liberal St. John's West Minister of Natural Resources
     Lisa Dempster Liberal Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair Deputy Speaker
     Sherry Gambin-Walsh Liberal Placentia and St. Mary's Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services
     Carol Anne Haley Liberal Burin-Grand Bank Government Whip
     Lorraine Michael New Democrat Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi
     Betty Parsley Liberal Harbour Main
     Pam Parsons Liberal Harbour Grace-Port de Grave
     Tracey Perry Progressive Conservative Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune Caucus Whip
     Gerry Rogers New Democrat St. John's Centre

Northwest Territories[edit]

     Caroline Cochrane independent Range Lake
     Julie Green independent Yellowknife Centre

Nova Scotia[edit]

     Barbara Adams Progressive Conservative Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage
     Patricia Arab Liberal Fairview-Clayton Park
     Karen Casey Liberal Colchester North Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
     Claudia Chender New Democrat Dartmouth South
     Lena Diab Liberal Halifax Armdale Minister of Immigration
     Rafah DiCostanzo Liberal Clayton Park West
     Susan Leblanc New Democrat Dartmouth North
     Suzanne Lohnes-Croft Liberal Lunenburg
     Karla MacFarlane Progressive Conservative Pictou West
     Tammy Martin New Democrat Cape Breton Centre
     Kim Masland Progressive Conservative Queens-Shelburne
     Margaret Miller Liberal Hants East Minister of Environment
     Alana Paon Progressive Conservative Cape Breton-Richmond
     Kelly Regan Liberal Bedford Minister of Labour and Advanced Education
     Lisa Roberts New Democrat Halifax Needham
     Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin Progressive Conservative Cumberland North
     Lenore Zann New Democrat Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River

Nunavut[edit]

     Pat Angnakak independent Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu
     Monica Ell-Kanayuk independent Iqaluit West

Ontario[edit]

     Laura Albanese Liberal York South—Weston
     Teresa Armstrong NDP London—Fanshawe
     Sarah Campbell NDP Kenora—Rainy River
     Dipika Damerla Liberal Mississauga East—Cooksville
     Nathalie Des Rosiers Liberal Ottawa—Vanier
     Cheri DiNovo NDP Parkdale—High Park
     Catherine Fife NDP Kitchener—Waterloo
     Cindy Forster NDP Welland
     Jennifer French NDP Oshawa
     France Gélinas NDP Nickel Belt
     Lisa Gretzky NDP Windsor West
     Ann Hoggarth Liberal Barrie
     Andrea Horwath NDP Hamilton Centre Leader of the New Democratic Party.
     Mitzie Hunter Liberal Scarborough—Guildwood
     Helena Jaczek Liberal Oak Ridges—Markham
     Sylvia Jones PC Dufferin—Caledon
     Sophie Kiwala Liberal Kingston and the Islands
     Marie-France Lalonde Liberal Ottawa—Orléans
     Lisa MacLeod PC Nepean—Carleton
     Tracy MacCharles Liberal Pickering—Scarborough East
     Harinder Malhi Liberal Brampton—Springdale
     Amrit Mangat Liberal Mississauga—Brampton South
     Cristina Martins Liberal Davenport
     Gila Martow Progressive Conservative Thornhill
     Deb Matthews Liberal London North Centre Deputy Premier
     Kathryn McGarry Liberal Cambridge
     Eleanor McMahon Liberal Burlington
     Julia Munro PC York North
     Indira Naidoo-Harris Liberal Halton
     Liz Sandals Liberal Guelph—Wellington
     Peggy Sattler NDP London West
     Laurie Scott PC Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock
     Monique Taylor NDP Hamilton Mountain
     Lisa Thompson PC Huron—Bruce
     Daiene Vernile Liberal Kitchener Centre
     Soo Wong Liberal Scarborough—Agincourt
     Kathleen Wynne Liberal Don Valley West Premier

Prince Edward Island[edit]

     Paula Biggar Liberal Tyne Valley-Linkletter Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
     Kathleen Casey Liberal Charlottetown-Lewis Point Speaker
     Darlene Compton Progressive Conservative Belfast-Murray River
     Tina Mundy Liberal Summerside-St. Eleanors Minister of Family and Human Services

Quebec[edit]

     Dominique Anglade Liberal Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne
     Julie Boulet Liberal Laviolette
     Francine Charbonneau Liberal Mille-Îles Minister of Families
     Lucie Charlebois Liberal Soulanges Minister of State for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection and Public Health
  Sylvie D'Amours Coalition Avenir Québec Mirabel
  Françoise David Québec solidaire Gouin
     Hélène David Liberal Outremont Minister of Culture and Communications
     Rita de Santis Liberal Bourassa-Sauvé
  Catherine Fournier Parti Québécois Marie-Victorin
     Maryse Gaudreault Liberal Hull
  Véronique Hivon Parti Québécois Joliette
  Mireille Jean Parti Québécois Chicoutimi
  Diane Lamarre Parti Québécois Taillon
  Lise Lavallée Coalition Avenir Québec Repentigny
  Nicole Léger Parti Québécois Pointe-aux-Trembles
  Agnès Maltais Parti Québécois Taschereau
  Manon Massé Québec solidaire Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques
     Isabelle Melançon Liberal Verdun
     Nicole Ménard Liberal Laporte President of the Government Caucus
     Marie Montpetit Liberal Crémazie
     Marie-Claude Nichols Liberal Vaudreuil
  Martine Ouellet Parti Québécois Vachon
  Carole Poirier Parti Québécois Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
  Lorraine Richard Parti Québécois Duplessis
     Filomena Rotiroti Liberal Jeanne-Mance–Viger
  Nathalie Roy Coalition Avenir Québec Montarville
  Sylvie Roy Coalition Avenir Québec Lotbinière
     Christine St-Pierre Liberal Acadie Minister of International Relations and the Francophonie
  Claire Samson Coalition Avenir Québec Iberville
     Monique Sauvé Liberal Fabre
     Caroline Simard Liberal Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré
  Chantal Soucy Coalition Avenir Québec Saint-Hyacinthe
     Lise Thériault Liberal Anjou Deputy Premier
     Véronyque Tremblay Liberal Chauveau
     Stéphanie Vallée Liberal Gatineau Minister of Justice
     Karine Vallières Liberal Richmond
     Dominique Vien Liberal Bellechasse
     Kathleen Weil Liberal Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness

Saskatchewan[edit]

  Tina Beaudry-Mellor Saskatchewan Party Regina University
     Carla Beck New Democrat Regina Lakeview
  Jennifer Campeau Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Fairview
  Lori Carr Saskatchewan Party Estevan
     Danielle Chartier New Democrat Saskatoon Riversdale
  Bronwyn Eyre Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota
  Donna Harpauer Saskatchewan Party Humboldt
  Nancy Heppner Saskatchewan Party Martensville
  Lisa Lambert Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood
     Nicole Rancourt New Democrat Prince Albert Northcote
  Laura Ross Saskatchewan Party Regina Qu'Appelle Valley
     Nicole Sarauer New Democrat Regina Douglas Park
     Cathy Sproule New Democrat Saskatoon Nutana
  Christine Tell Saskatchewan Party Regina Wascana Plains
  Nadine Wilson Saskatchewan Party Saskatchewan Rivers
  Colleen Young Saskatchewan Party Lloydminster

Yukon[edit]

  Jeanie Dendys Yukon Liberal Party Mountainview Minister of Tourism and Culture
  Pauline Frost Yukon Liberal Party Vuntut Gwitchin Minister of Health and Social Services & Minister of Environment
     Elizabeth Hanson Yukon New Democratic Party Whitehorse Centre Leader of the New Democratic Party
  Patti McLeod Yukon Liberal Party Watson Lake
  Tracy McPhee Yukon Liberal Party Riverdale South Minister of Justice & Minister of Education
  Geraldine Van Bibber Yukon Liberal Party Porter Creek North
     Kate White Yukon New Democratic Party Takhini-Kopper King

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