A male parliamentarian from the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada presented a Bill to tie government funding of parties for electioneering expenses to their performance in putting forward a balance of male and female candidates. The parliamentarian Kennedy Stewart writes:
Next week Parliament begins debating Bill C-237, the Candidate Gender Equity Act. My private member’s bill seeks to change our electoral laws and incentivize political parties to run more women candidates during elections. With Canada ranked 60th in the world when it comes to electing women MPs, it is clear we are not doing enough to address gender equity in our most important democratic institution.