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A big problem for Parliament, in one chart

Our daily Show and Tell infographic series kicks off with a chart that highlights Parliament’s diversity issue


 

Canada is a decidedly diverse nation; multiculturalism is one of the pillars of our national identity. Yet, this distinction isn’t reflected in our federal politics. Canada’s Parliament has been run primarily by white men and, relative to the makeup of the population, the beliefs and opinions of Canada’s minority groups (including women) are uniquely under-represented. Today, we break down minority representation in the 41st Parliament. Will this change in the coming election?

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Every day, Maclean’s Show and Tell infographic series will highlight interesting data in a visually appealing way, bringing clarity and context to some aspect of the campaign—whether it’s one of the election’s major issues, or a less-discussed concern. Read this daily chart series in our special daily “Bulldog” edition.


 

A big problem for Parliament, in one chart

  1. What were the criteria used to determine the “French” and “Bilingual” variables?

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