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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Electing a Diverse Canada

The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Electing a Diverse Canada

The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women

Electing a Diverse Canada presents the most extensive analysis to date of the electoral representation of immigrants, minorities, and women in Canada. Covering eleven cities, as well as Canada’s Parliament, it breaks new ground by assessing the representation of diverse identity groups across multiple levels of government. Electoral representation is an important indicator of a democracy’s health, and this book provides both a baseline for future research and an outline of the key challenges facing Canadian democracy.

300 pages


Table of Contents

Tables and Maps

Acknowledgments

Introduction / Caroline Andrew, John Biles, Myer Siemiatycki, and Erin Tolley

1 Reputation and Representation: Reaching for Political Inclusion in Toronto / Myer Siemiatycki

2 Diversity and Elected Officials in the City of Vancouver / Irene Bloemraad

3 Political Representation of Minorities in the City of Montréal: Dream or Reality? / Carolle Simard

4 More than Just Cowboys with White Hats: A Demographic Profile of Edmonton and Calgary / Shannon Sampert

5 Our Unrepresentative but Somewhat Successful Capital: Electoral Representation in Ottawa / John Biles and Erin Tolley

6 Many Faces, Few Places: The Political Under-Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Women in the City of Hamilton / Karen Bird

7 Representation Deficits in Regina and Saskatoon / Joseph Garcea

8 The Patterning of Political Representation in Halifax / Karen Bridget Murray, with the assistance of MichaelCaverhill

9 Diversity and Political Representation in Winnipeg / Brenda O’Neill and Jared J. Wesley

10 Ethnoracial Minorities in the 38th Parliament: Patterns of Change and Continuity / Jerome H. Black

Conclusion

Contributors

Index

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