Friday, March 2, 2007

Quebec Solidaire Achieves Gender Parity in Election Candidates

While Quebec Liberals are bragging that they are running 44 women in the provincial election, the upstart left-wing Quebec Solidaire is fielding 64 female candidates in the 123 ridings the party is contesting. It's a historic breakthrough for women in politics becuase it is the first time in Canadian history that a majority of candidates running for a party have been women.