(Less) Male, (Even Less) Educated, (Even Less) Experienced & (Even more) White

05/04/2009

An updated snapshot of Canada's Parliament, including data on the gender, ethnicity, education, employment background and parliamentary experience of Members of Parliament. Highlights include:

  • 24.3% of Canadian MPs are over the age of 60
  • 24 (7.8%) MPs are “non-white"
  • 203 MPs (65.9%) have a university degree
  • 189 MPs (61.4%) come from the private sector
  • 74 MPs (24%) are newly elected
  • 208 MPs (67.5%) have less than 5 years experience
  • Only 12 MPs (10 Liberal) have over 15 years experience

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