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Further Research: Canadian Women in Government

Compiled by Library and Archives Canada staff: Norma Gauld, September 1997 and updated by Veronica Healy, August 2005

Andrew, Caroline, and Manon Tremblay. Femmes et représentation politique au Québec et au Canada. Montréal: Éditions du remue-ménage, 1997. (Collection Itinéraires féministes).

Arscott, Jane, and Linda J. Trimble. In the Presence of Women: Representation in Canadian Governments. Toronto; Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace, Canada, 1997.

Bannerman, Jean MacKay. Leading Ladies, Canada. Belleville, Ont.: Mika Pub. Co., 1977.

Bejermi, John. Canadian Parliamentary Handbook / Répertoire parlementaire canadien. (1982)- . Compiled by John Bejermi. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1982- .

Brumpton, Cynthia. A Woman's Place Is in the House...of Commons: An Annotated Bibliography. Toronto: C. Brumpton, 1988.

Canada. Department of Justice. Memorandum on the Office of Lieutenant-Governor of a Province: Its Constitutional Character and Functions (with appendices). Ottawa: Dept. of Justice, 1955.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs. (1960)- . Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1960- .

The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs. (1901)-(1937/38). Toronto: Canadian Review, 1902-1940.

The Canadian Directory of Parliament. Edited by J.K. Johnson. Ottawa: Public Archives of Canada, 1968.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide / Guide parlementaire canadien. (1862)- . Scarborough, Ont.: Gale Canada, 1909- .

Canadians and Their Government: A Resource Guide
(accessed September 7, 2005).

Cheffins, Ronald I. "The Royal Prerogative and the Office of Lieutenant Governor." Canadian Parliamentary Review. Vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring 2000), p. 14-19.

Cheffins, Ronald I. "La prérogative royale et la charge de lieutenant-gouverneur." -Revue parlementaire canadienne. Vol. 23 (Printemps 2000), p. 14-19.

Cleverdon, Catherine L. The Woman Suffrage Movement in Canada, 2nd edition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974.

Dictionnnaire des parlementaires du Québec, 1792-1992. Sainte-Foy, Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 1993.

Drouilly, Pierre. Répertoire du personnel politique québécois féminin, 1921-1989. 2nd edition. Québec: Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale, 1990.

Evans, Gwynneth, and Marion C. Wilson. Women in Federal Politics: A Bio-bibliography / Les femmes au fédéral: une bio-bibliographie. Compiled by Gwynneth Evans. Edited by Marion C. Wilson. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1975.

Feldman, Wendy A. "Women in Canadian Politics Since 1945: A Bibliography." Resources for Feminist Research. Vol. 8 (March, 1979), p. 38-42.

Forman, Debra. Legislators and Legislatures of Ontario: A Reference Guide. Covers 1792-1991. Compiled and edited by Debra Forman. Toronto: Ontario Legislative Library, Research and Information Services, 1984-1992.

Forsey, Eugene A. How Canadians Govern Themselves, 6th edition. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Public Information Office, 2005. Also available online at
(accessed September 7, 2005).

Gauld, Norma. "Women in Canadian Legislatures 1978-1998." Canadian Parliamentary Review. Vol. 21, no. 2 (Summer 1998), p. 18-22. Also available online at
(accessed September 7, 2005).

Governor General of Canada
(accessed September 7, 2005).

Heinricks, Geoff. "Lieutenant-Governors Now Have Badge of Office." National Post. (February 17, 2001), p. B6.

L'Histoire du vote au Canada. Ottawa: Ministre des Travaux publics et services gouvernementaux Canada, 1997.

A History of the Vote in Canada. Ottawa: Public Works and Government Services Canada, 1997.

Kome, Penney. Women of Influence: Canadian Women and Politics. 1st edition. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1985.

The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1983: A Biographical Directory. Edited and revised by Shirley B. Elliott. Halifax: Province of Nova Scotia, 1984.

MacKinnon, Frank. The Crown in Canada. Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute: McClelland and Stewart West, 1976.

Madden, Wayne. Canadian Women M.P.s & M.L.A.s. Fort McMurray, Alta.: A Little Bit of Hope, 1998.

Mazur, Carol, and Sheila Pepper. Women in Canada: A Bibliography, 1965-1982. Compiled by Carol Mazur and Sheila Pepper. 3rd edition. Toronto: OISE Press/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 1984. Note: see "Biography" "Politicians" "Politicians Wives" "Politics"

Media Club of Canada. Canadian Women of Note (C.W.O.N.). Reprint of 2nd edition, 1983. Compiled by Media Club of Canada. [North York, Ont.]: Institute for Social Research, York University, 1994.

Megyery, Kathy. Women in Canadian Politics: Toward Equity in Representation. Edited by Kathy Megyery. Toronto: Published by Dundurn Press Limited in cooperation with the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing and Canada Communication Group-Publishing, Supply and Services Canada, 1991. (Research studies, Canada. Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing; Vol. 6).

Megyery, Kathy. Femmes et la politique canadienne: pour une représentation équitable. Edited by Kathy Megyery. Toronto: Published by Dundurn Press Limited in cooperation with the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing and Canada Communication Group-Publishing, Supply and Services Canada, 1991. (Research studies, Canada. Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing; Vol. 6).

Monet, Jacques. The Canadian Crown. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1979.

Monet, Jacques. La Monarchie au Canada. Montréal: Le Cercle du livre de France, 1979.

Office of the Lieutenant-Governor (of British Columbia)
(accessed October 14, 2008).

Parliament of Canada. Women's Right to Vote in Canada

(accessed March 26, 2009).

Pedersen, Diana L. Changing Women, Changing History: A Bibliography of the History of Women in Canada. 2nd edition. Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1996. (Women's experience series; 9). Note: See "Politics"

Saywell, John T. "Lieutenant-Governor." The Canadian Encyclopedia.

(accessed September 7, 2005).

Saywell, John T. The Office of Lieutenant-Governor: A Study in Canadian Government and Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986.

Sharpe, Sydney. The Gilded Ghetto: Women and Political Power in Canada. 1st edition. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1994.

Still Counting. Women in Politics Across Canada.
(accessed September 7, 2005).

Thomson Nelson Political Science Resource Centre. Women in Politics
(accessed September 7, 2005).

Tremblay, Manon. Des femmes au Parlement: Une stratégie féministe. Montréal: Les Éditions du Remue-ménage, 1999.

Tremblay, Manon, and Caroline Andrew. Women and Political Representation in Canada. Edited by Manon Tremblay and Caroline Andrew. Women's Studies Series, No. 2. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1998.

Tremblay, Manon, and Réjean Pelletier. Que font-elles en politique? Sainte-Foy, Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 1995.

Tremblay, Manon, and Linda Trimble. Women and Electoral Politics in Canada. Edited by Manon Tremblay and Linda Trimble. Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Trimble, Linda, and Jane Arscott. Still Counting: Women in Politics Across Canada. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2003. Also available online at
(accessed September 7, 2005).

Vlach, Milada, et. al. Le Droit de vote des femmes au Québec. Montréal: Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, 1990.

Who's Who of Canadian Women. (1984). Toronto: Trans-Canada Press, 1983- . Note: 7th edition (1997) also issued on CD-ROM.