Women in The House is a hand-drawn portrait by Medicine Hat artist Teanna Sterkenburg
commisioned by Madame Premier for the Ministry of Women Collection.
In the 2019 election 98 women were elected - 10 more than in the previous federal election in 2015. 71% of MPs are still men. According to analysis by CBC after the 2019 election, 596 women ran for a major party and 97 of them were elected, compared to 830 men running with 240 elected. In other words, for every 100 women who ran, 16 won, while for every 100 men who ran, 29 won. And out of all the candidates for all major parties, about 15 per cent of candidates for the country’s six major parties were visible minorities, according to an analysis of candidate lists by The Canadian Press. While an increase of about 1% from the 2015 election, it is not representative of the 22% of Canadians who are visible minorities and that doesn't even include Indigenous peoples.
There won't be anywhere you won't want to wear this super soft wide neck sweater (this fabric is called sponge fleece because it is so soft). It's 50% polyester, 37.5% combed ring-spun cotton and 12.5% rayon with wide ribbed cuffs and waistband and a tearaway tag. It's also pre-washed so don't expect it to shrink.
The wide-neck sweater fits small. Please go up one size in this sweater from your normal size.