Fewer women in the National Assembly will not be good for women from the new minority government in Quebec. We know that the more women are represented over 30 percent in political institutions, the better their issues are handled. With that critical mass now gone, it will be interesting to see what happens for women in Quebec. From the Inbox:
Last night’s Quebec election means there are fewer women in the National Assembly. Of Quebec’s 125 provincial seats, only 31 now are held by female MNA’s –or 24.8 per cent.
At dissolution, Quebec had been first in Canada, with 38 women of 123 occupied seats or 30.89 per cent.
Prince Edward Island’s legislature now is 25.92 per cent female: and Ontario’s 25.24 per cent female. An election coming Oct. 10, 2007 in Ontario is an opportunity to improve women’s poor record in politics in Canada.
Louise Paquet, of Le Collectif feminisme et democratie, forwarded the new Quebec number. She will issue a more detailed report later today.