Alberta: Changing Face of the Legislature

As part of finalizing my book, Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote, I have been updating provincial political representation, particularly for Alberta given the recent dramatic change with the election of a NDP government.

The Chart below shows current representation from a diversity lens. Alberta joins British Columbia in being one of two provinces with gender parity in Cabinet, and is the only province with a governing party with gender parity in caucus. Visible minority representation is less than the number of visible minorities who are citizens (9.2 percent of MLAs compared to 14.4 percent):

Alberta Legislature 2015

The previous legislature is shown below:


Visible minority figures are derived from a combination of names and photos. With the 2015 results, bios are not yet posted so these may not be exact.

About Andrew
Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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