Canada's electoral history from 1867 to today

How many people have been elected so far?
(And name them while you're at it!)

by Maurice Y. Michaud (he/him)

Have you ever wondered how many people have been elected to Parliament or the legislative assemblies since they've been in existence? Well, maybe you haven't, but I have! And it's 14,275 persons — 12,918 men, 1,352 women, and 5 persons identifying as non-binary. Among them, 4,548 are (or are believed to be) still alive: 3,405 men, 1,138 women, and all non-binary individuals.

Although they are not legion, some people never sat in the legislature to which they were elected. A few examples:

These people are still part of this count.

The following interactive table shows how many people have been elected to each legislature.

  • The number in an F (Federal) or P (Provincial/Territorial) cell for each jurisdiction leads to the corresponding list of people.
    • Numbers in the first row for a jurisdiction lead to the full list.
    • Those in the second row lead to only those who are still alive.
  • However, for the last row (Total), only the F cells are active and lead to the corresponding list of people.
  • Finally, the "Diff." rows at the end of the table adjust the counts so that the same person is counted only once.

Number of persons elected
F: Federal    P: Provincial/Territorial    T: Total    number in italic: Alive
Obtain the list of the persons behind these numbers by clicking on one under the F or P column (except Total row).
Juri. Total Men (M) Women (F) Non binary (X)
F P T F P T F P T F P T
9 AB 246
101
984
409
1,230
510
228
85
856
308
1,084
393
18
16
127
100
145
116
0
0
1
1
1
1
8 BC 354
143
972
327
1,326
470
308
105
840
222
1,148
327
46
38
132
105
178
143
0
0
0
0
0
0
11 MB 222
60
889
233
1,111
293
207
47
812
169
1,019
216
15
13
76
63
91
76
0
0
1
1
1
1
3 NB 222
46
930
237
1,152
283
212
39
882
197
1,094
236
10
7
48
40
58
47
0
0
0
0
0
0
7 NL 61
31
390
212
451
243
54
25
351
178
405
203
7
6
39
34
46
40
0
0
0
0
0
0
2 NS 261
49
828
235
1,089
284
250
40
766
181
1,016
221
11
9
61
53
72
62
0
0
1
1
1
1
14 NT 12
6
158
113
170
119
10
5
134
90
144
95
2
1
24
23
26
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
13 NU 5
5
85
77
90
82
1
1
67
60
68
61
4
4
18
17
22
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
15 NW 14
0
82
0
96
0
14
0
82
0
96
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6 ON 1,589
411
1,971
510
3,560
921
1,464
306
1,804
366
3,268
672
125
105
166
143
291
248
0
0
1
1
1
1
4 PE 75
13
510
119
585
132
72
11
474
89
546
100
3
2
36
30
39
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
5 QC 1,286
376
1,842
614
3,128
990
1,164
272
1,648
441
2,812
713
122
104
194
173
316
277
0
0
0
0
0
0
10 SK 222
57
767
246
989
303
211
49
705
195
916
244
11
8
62
51
73
59
0
0
0
0
0
0
12 YT 12
5
121
80
133
85
9
3
92
57
101
60
3
2
28
22
31
24
0
0
1
1
1
1
Total 4,581
1,303
10,529
3,412
15,110
4,715
4,204
988
9,513
2,553
13,717
3,541
377
315
1,011
854
1,388
1,169
0
0
5
5
5
5
Diff. -835
-167
14,275
4,548
31.9%
Diff. -799
-136
12,918
3,405
26.4%
Diff. -36
-31
1,352
1,138
84.2%
Diff. 0
0
5
5
100.0%
This table counts the number of persons elected to a legislature. A person elected to more than one legislature is counted for each one, but the total is then ajusted.

While the relatively small number elected women is glaring, it is interesting to note that most of them (84.2%) are still alive compared to the average (31.9%). Even though women have had the right to vote for a bit more than a century in most jurisdictions, they only started to be elected in more significant numbers to legislative assemblies in the 1980s, and parity with men is still very far from being achieved.



© 2019, 2024 :: PoliCan.ca (Maurice Y. Michaud)
Pub.: 12 Nov 2022 08:02
Rev.: 15 Apr 2024 00:10 (but data presented dynamically)