The people who are asked to speak on panels on two daily national news programs are overwhelmingly male, a snapshot audit of guests on CBC’s Power and Politics and CTV’s Power Play has shown.
The statistics gathered by CANADALAND, which were not made directly from available from CTV and CBC, show that female panellists are underrepresented in Canada’s two top national political television shows. On CBC’s Power and Politics with Rosemary Barton, male guests made up 57% of panellists — over indexing the Canadian population by 7% — while female guests made up 43%. More severely, CTV’s Power Play with Don Martin has female guests as 29% of panellists while men made up 71% of panellists.
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