House of Commons Canada

Detailed information for 2021

Status:

Active

Frequency:

Annual

Record number:

5348

Data from the House of Commons will be used to create two indicators for the Gender Results Framework. The purpose is to present the gender distribution of members of national Parliament and of persons occupying a federal ministerial position.

Data release - November 8, 2021

Description

The House of Commons data will be used to support two indicators from the Gender Results Framework (GRF). Introduced in Budget 2018, the (GRF) represents the Government of Canada's vision for gender equality. The GRF contains 43 indicators designed to track how Canada is currently performing; define what is needed to achieve greater equality and determine how progress will be measured going forward. Specifically, House of Commons data will provide the gender distribution of persons elected to national Parliament and of persons appointed to federal Cabinet. These statistics can also be used to track changes over time.

The data can be used to support evidence-based policy development and decision making at all levels of government as well as broader applications of GBA+ by academics, researchers, and other analysts.

Reference period: July 1st

Subjects

  • Employment and remuneration
  • Government
  • Society and community
  • Women and gender

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The observed population is all members of national Parliament and cabinet ministers.

Instrument design

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Sampling

This survey is a census with a cross-sectional design.

This methodology does not apply.

Data sources

Data are collected from other Statistics Canada surveys and/or other sources.

The data are open data provided by the House of Commons. These downloadable files are freely shared from the House of Commons website and contain lists of all male and female members of Parliament since 1997, as well as male and female members of cabinet since 2001. The files contain names, titles and mandates' start and end dates.

Data from the House of Commons were retrieved under the Open Government License - Canada. (https://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada)

Error detection

This methodology does not apply.

Imputation

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Estimation

This methodology does not apply.

Quality evaluation

This methodology does not apply.

Disclosure control

Open data is defined as structured data that is machine-readable, freely shared, used and built on without restrictions.

As a result, these data are not obtained under the Statistics Act and, hence, are not subject to the requirements of the Statistics Act.

Additionally, as stated in the Privacy Act, the act does not apply to political representatives (including members of Parliament).

For these reasons, no disclosure control methods were applied to these data.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Data accuracy

This methodology does not apply.

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