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Canada 2020 launches initiative studying rise and fall of Canada’s female First Ministers

Since 1867, only 12 women have served as either premier or prime minister in Canada. There have, in fact, been more than three times as many First Ministers named John than there have been women. Furthermore, when women have served in Canada’s senior-most political roles, they do so in more challenging circumstances, serve roughly half as long as their male counterparts, and when they stand for re-election, they lose.

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