Women in the 25th Canadian Parliament

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The number of women sitting in the House of Commons remained at five during the 25th Canadian Parliament; the number of women senators remained at six. 26 women ran for seats in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1962 federal election; four women out of five incumbents were reelected. Margaret Aitken was defeated when she ran for reelection;[1] Isabel Hardie became the first woman elected to the House of Commons from the Northwest Territories.[2]

Party Standings[edit]

Party Total women candidates % women candidates of total candidates Total women elected % women elected of total women candidates % women elected of total elected
Progressive Conservative 7 (of 265) 2.6% 3 (of 116) 42.9% 2.6%
NDP 7 (of 218) 3.2% 0 (of 19) 0% 0%
Liberal 6 (of 263) 2.3% 2 (of 99) 33.3% 2.0%
Social Credit 4 (of 230) 1.7% 0 (of 30) 0% 0%
Independent 1 (of 11) 9.1% 0 (of 0) 0% -
Communist Party of Canada 1 (of 12) 8.3% 0 (of 0) 0% -
Table source:[3]

Members of the House of Commons[edit]

Name Party Electoral district Notes
  Ellen Fairclough Progressive Conservative Hamilton West cabinet member
  Isabel Hardie Liberal Northwest Territories first woman MP from NWT
  Judy LaMarsh Liberal Niagara Falls
  Margaret Mary Macdonald Progressive Conservative King's
  Jean Casselman Wadds Progressive Conservative Grenville—Dundas

Senators[edit]

Senator Appointed on the advice of Term from Party
  Muriel McQueen Fergusson St. Laurent 1953.05.19 - 1975.05.23 New Brunswick Liberal
  Marianna Beauchamp Jodoin St. Laurent 1953.05.19 - 1966.06.01 Quebec Liberal
  Nancy Hodges St. Laurent 1953.11.05 - 1965.06.12 British Columbia Liberal
  Florence Elsie Inman St. Laurent 1955.07.28 - 1986.05.31 Prince Edward Island Liberal
  Olive Lillian Irvine Diefenbaker 1960.01.14 - 1969.11.01 Manitoba Progressive Conservative
  Josie Alice Quart Diefenbaker 1960.01.14 - 1969.11.01 Quebec Progressive Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margaret Aitken – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ "N.W.T.'s first female MP passes away". CBC News. November 20, 2006.
  3. ^ "History of Federal Ridings since 1867 | Parliament of Canada: Women Candidates in General Elections". www2.parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 2018-09-17.