In 2004, there were 12 registered parties participating in the federal general election, four of which are represented in the House of Commons:
This table displays the statistics on women candidates in each of the 12 registered parties in the 2004 federal election; it was compiled by Andrew Heard, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Simon Fraser University. See More on this Issue under 'Statistics' for the link to his site.
- The Liberal Party of Canada
- The Conservative Party of Canada
- The Block Québécois
- The New Democratic Party
CANDIDATES BY SEX AND PARTY IN 2004 FEDERAL ELECTION
NOTE: This table was revised and verified on October 9, 2004.
| Canadian Action||12||33||45||26.7|
| Christian Heritage||15||47||62||24.2|
| Progressive Canadian||2||14||16||12.5|
The following table provides the current representation of women by party affiliation in the House of Commons based on information provided by the Library of Parliament, updated May 24, 2005.
|Political Party ||# of Seats||# of Women||% of Women|
|New Democratic Party||19||5||26.3%|
You can find a wide range of information on registered and non registered parties on the site of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada referred to in 'More on this Issue'. In browsing through that site, you will get a better idea of the range of political party activities at the federal level.