Women make up only a third of main parties’ candidates in B.C. election, Canada

here have been five elections in the Vancouver-area riding of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows since the district was created in 1991 and more than two dozen candidates — but only one of them, a long-shot Marijuana party candidate in 2005, was a woman. Elizabeth Rosenau, who’s running for the NDP in the May 14 election, is the second female candidate. But Rosenau, a 55-year-old pharmacist who is running in a provincial campaign for the first time, still represents the minority of the candidates running in the current campaign, in a province — and a country — in which women continue to be underrepresented in politics.

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