It’s official, according to Justin Trudeau! For the first time in the country’s history, there are now 100 women in Canada’s House of Commons.
In a tweet shared on November 25, the prime minister acknowledged the significant milestone.
He confirmed that both Marci Ien and Ya'ara Saks had been formally sworn in on Wednesday, officially taking the number of female MPs in the House of Commons from 98 to 100.
“Marci and Ya’ara, I’m excited to be working with you both - welcome to Ottawa!” Trudeau added.
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For the first time ever, there are 100 women in the House of Commons.
In total, there are 338 people in the House, the majority of whom are men.
The two women recently sworn in are both Ontario MPs, Marci Ien for Toronto Centre and Ya'ara Saks for York Centre.
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna acknowledged the milestone online, tweeting to say, “There are now 100 female MPs in the House of Commons with women representing 30% of all MPs!
“Onward to gender parity,” she said, adding the hashtag, “#RunLikeAGirl.”
Earlier this year, Chrystia Freeland became Canada's first-ever female finance minister.