On Sept. 17, Élections Québec announced that 381 of the 880 candidates (43 per cent) officially accepted in the context of the electoral campaign are women.
La Cuvée, an organization whose mission is to considerably increase the presence of women in decision-making positions, is delighted there’s a significant proportion of women candidates in the elections.
Data from the last ballot dated Oct. 1, 2018 shows an increase, since there were 40 per cent of female candidates four years ago.
“We’ve seen progress in Quebec in recent years concerning the place of women in positions of power, and this trend seems to be continuing, even increasing,” said Flavie Payette-Renouf, director and co- founder of La Cuvée. (J.B./IJL)
translated by Alec Brideau