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)

Edith Blanche Rogers (1894–1985)
© Photo 1935 — Public domain

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 14,280 persons — 12,924 men, 1,351 women, and 5 persons identifying as non-binary. Among them, 4,524 are (or are believed to be) still alive: 3,385 men, 1,134 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
408
1,230
509
228
85
856
307
1,084
392
18
16
127
100
145
116
0
0
1
1
1
1
8 BC 356
143
971
320
1,327
463
310
105
840
217
1,150
322
46
38
131
103
177
141
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
931
238
1,153
284
212
39
883
198
1,095
237
10
7
48
40
58
47
0
0
0
0
0
0
7 NL 61
31
392
211
453
242
54
25
353
177
407
202
7
6
39
34
46
40
0
0
0
0
0
0
2 NS 260
48
829
234
1,089
282
249
39
767
180
1,016
219
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 1,590
410
1,973
509
3,563
919
1,465
305
1,806
366
3,271
671
125
105
166
142
291
247
0
0
1
1
1
1
4 PE 76
13
510
119
586
132
73
11
474
89
547
100
3
2
36
30
39
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
5 QC 1,285
372
1,842
609
3,127
981
1,163
269
1,648
436
2,811
705
122
103
194
173
316
276
0
0
0
0
0
0
10 SK 222
57
767
245
989
302
211
49
705
194
916
243
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 4,583
1,297
10,534
3,396
15,117
4,693
4,206
983
9,519
2,540
13,725
3,523
377
314
1,010
851
1,387
1,165
0
0
5
5
5
5
Diff. -837
-169
14,280
4,524
31.7%
Diff. -801
-138
12,924
3,385
26.2%
Diff. -36
-31
1,351
1,134
83.9%
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 (83.9%) are still alive compared to the average (31.7%). 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.: 11 Jul 2024 06:16 (but data presented dynamically)