Pari Passu in Canada: Involving more women in federal politics : a comparative study of Iceland and Canada
LE3 .A278 2015
Bachelor of Arts
The research that underpins this thesis was motivated by an interest in whether women engaged in federal politics influences the introduction and passing of legislation that benefits women in society. I also argue that quotas may be successful in increasing the percentage of women represented in Canada’s national House of Commons (HoC). It is important to focus on the Conservatives because they have the capacity to include more women in the HoC but currently do not, whereas the Liberal Party and NDP do. This is important for the upcoming 2015 federal election. As part of this discussion I include Argentina to show the effectiveness of political gender quotas on feminist legislation.
The author grants permission to the University Librarian at Acadia University to reproduce, loan or distribute copies of my thesis in microform, paper or electronic formats on a non-profit basis. The author retains the copyright of the thesis.