As Canada’s major political parties finalize candidate nominations ahead of the Sept. 20 election, a project at Carleton University will help determine whether the candidates are representative of an increasingly diverse electorate.

The 2019 federal election saw a record number of racialized, Indigenous, and women candidates on the ballot. But parties report only sporadically on candidate demographics and publicly available, riding-level data on diversity in Canadian elections has been hard to come by.

“Tracking Candidate Diversity in Canadian Elections” will help change this. The project is led by Erin Tolley, the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Race, and Inclusive Politics and an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Aneurin Bosley, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Communication. Three journalism students are working as research assistants.

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