Liberals have twice as many female candidates as Conservatives in B.C.

Liberal Leader Stephane Dion pledged to ensure that 33 percent of his party's candidates would be women.

The party has exceeded that goal in B.C., nominating 16 women in the province's 36 ridings. That's 44.4 percent. Three of the five candidates in Vancouver--Hedy Fry, Joyce Murray, and Wendy Yuan--are female.

To date, the NDP has nominated 11 female  candidates. According to the party's Web site, there are still no NDP candidates nominated in 10 B.C. ridings.

The Conservatives have nominated eight female candidates in B.C., which amounts to 22 percent of the provincial slate. That's half the number of the federal Liberal team in B.C.




Sep 11, 2008 at 7:57am

And the Liberals will have twice as many losers as well!