Electing a Diverse Canada: The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women by Caroline Andrew
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 not only provides a baseline for future research but also outlines the key challenges facing Canadian democracy.
Caroline Andrew is a professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. John Biles is the Director of Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer for Metropolis. Myer Siemiatycki is a professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. Erin Tolley is the Director of International Projects for Metropolis and a PhD candidate in Political Studies at Queen's University.
Table of Contents
Tables and MapsAcknowledgments
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 Michael Caverhill
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