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Understanding Borders

Type of Proposal

Visual Presentation (Poster, Installation, Demonstration)

Start Date

22-3-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

22-3-2018 4:30 PM

Location

Atrium

Faculty

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Abstract/Description of Original Work

Electoral outcomes for women in the province of Ontario from the 1970s to the 1990s did encounter both successes and failures. With this being said, this paper shall be a critical analysis of political science literature. The paper shall first note the definition of successes and failures for women at the provincial level of government in Canada, with more specifically Ontario in mind. In addition, this paper will also go into depth as to how these successes and failures are altered through discussing the three main parties in Ontario. The three main political parties in Ontario would include the New Democratic Party, the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party. The successes and failures of women will therefore take into the consideration of recruiting and nomination processes of these three main Ontario parties in greater depth through the type of party system it offers, the structure and motivation of the party, the level of competitiveness, and the number of seats that are available for women within each respective party. All of these factors will also take into the account of external barriers for women outside of the realm of politics itself for the province of Ontario. Throughout this critical analysis for women being elected in the provincial government of Ontario, it can be noted that women who are involved with the New Democratic Party do in fact receive far more opportunities to be elected into office whereas the Liberal Party would be second in this case and the Conservative Party being last to do so.

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Mar 22nd, 2:30 PM Mar 22nd, 4:30 PM

Are Women Thriving or Being Placed for Failure? Women at the Provincial Level of Ontario

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Electoral outcomes for women in the province of Ontario from the 1970s to the 1990s did encounter both successes and failures. With this being said, this paper shall be a critical analysis of political science literature. The paper shall first note the definition of successes and failures for women at the provincial level of government in Canada, with more specifically Ontario in mind. In addition, this paper will also go into depth as to how these successes and failures are altered through discussing the three main parties in Ontario. The three main political parties in Ontario would include the New Democratic Party, the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party. The successes and failures of women will therefore take into the consideration of recruiting and nomination processes of these three main Ontario parties in greater depth through the type of party system it offers, the structure and motivation of the party, the level of competitiveness, and the number of seats that are available for women within each respective party. All of these factors will also take into the account of external barriers for women outside of the realm of politics itself for the province of Ontario. Throughout this critical analysis for women being elected in the provincial government of Ontario, it can be noted that women who are involved with the New Democratic Party do in fact receive far more opportunities to be elected into office whereas the Liberal Party would be second in this case and the Conservative Party being last to do so.