PEI in 2018

  • 0% of MPs in PEI are women
  • 18.5% of MLAs are women
  • 50% of appointed Senators are women
  • 75% of Lennox Island Band Council members are women (no women are currently members of Abegweit First Nations Band Council)

How Does PEI Compare?

Percentage of women in provincial, territorial and national legislatures (2017):

Rank Jurisdiction % of Women in Legislature
1 British Columbia 39%
2 Yukon 36.8%
3 Ontario 34.5%
4 Alberta 33.3%
5 Nova Scotia 33.3%
6 Quebec 30.4%
7 Saskatchewan 26.2%
  CANADA 26%
8 Newfoundland and Labrador 25%
9 Manitoba 24.5%
10 Prince Edward Island 18.5%
11 New Brunswick 16.3%
12 Northwest Territories 10.5%
13 Nunavut 9%
Honouring Our Differences

Honouring our Differences: Gender and Diversity Analysis Guide for Agencies, Boards and Commissions is a resource by Interministerial Women's Secretariat, Government of Prince Edward Island


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PEI Women in Government Timeline

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Equity in Governance Project Resources

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