- Introduction: Transformation of an Unnatural Country
- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Canada: A Double Federation
- Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: Workhorse of the Federation
- Local Government
- Parliament and Legislatures: Central to Canadian Democracy?
- First Ministers, Cabinet, and the Public Service
- Political Parties and the Practice of Brokerage Politics
- Political Parties and the Electoral System
- Challenge and Change: Elections and Voting
- The Deliberative and Adversarial Attitudes of Interest Groups
- Public Opinion and Public Policy
- Politics and the Media: Culture, Technology, and Regulation
- Ethnic, Linguistic, and Multicultural Diversity of Canada
- Women in Canadian Politics
- Beyond the “Indian Problem”: Aboriginal Peoples and the Transformation of Canada
- Canada and the World: Beyond Middle Power
- Canada–United States Relations
- Trade, Globalization, and Canadian Prosperity
- Continuities and Change in the Design of Canada's Social Architecture
- Health Care
- Science and Technology: Politicians and the Public
- Canadian Environmental Politics and Policy
- Defense and Security
- Democratic Reform: The Search for Guiding Principles
Abstract and Keywords
This article provides an overview of Canadian women's political orientations, and their collective action through feminism. It discusses the participation of women in politics as individual citizens and as voters. The article also discusses the formal political arena and traces the efforts to elucidate women's persistent numerical and substantive underrepresentation in Canadian legislatures. It concludes with an overview of public policies that affect women's social and economic equality.
Brenda O' Neill is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary.
Lisa Young is Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary.
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