Twenty-six per cent of the MPs elected were women, up only 1% from 2011 results -- a figure putting Canada at 48th in the world for women in Parliament.
And how about the political environment into which they get elected? Well, it can suck.
Here are 10 reasons why:
1. It's lose/lose. You're either considered "too bossy" to lead, as newly re-elected Conservative MP Michelle Rempel spells out in a Twitter essay...
All your DMs with DO IT aren't helping. I'm a 35 year old chick. We're not supposed to do these sorts of things, you know.— Hon. Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) October 22, 2015
Maybe I should take a little time - good things come to those who wait. I'm a bit too aggressive. Maybe the base won't understand me.— Hon. Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) October 22, 2015
But but but but she's so YOUNG and ONLY FOUR YEARS and SO BOSSY— Hon. Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) October 22, 2015
her party cred...wasn't an eda prez or managed our policy input process for years or anything. Nope. Just bossy. Young.— Hon. Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) October 22, 2015
Anyway.....want to talk about women in leadership? Those are the things that come up. Goodnight Twitter.— Hon. Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) October 22, 2015
...Or someone's pawn, as Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has discovered:
3. ... And the b-word.
4. They make sexual and violent threats.
5. Seriously, so many sexist and violent threats that's it's actually become considered "totally normal" and "not unusual in any way."
6. They go after you for what you look like, rather than what you say.
For the late crowd. MT @JeromieWilliams: Have a little respect for the country and learn how to sit in your chair w/o looking like a hooker.— Hon. Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) November 7, 2013
8. And saying you've gotten "chubbier."
9. Washed-up rappers make comments that a woman shouldn't lead a country because "women make rash decisions emotionally," and that the Loch Ness monster has a better chance of winning.