Statistics on MNAs
The National Assembly is composed of 125 MNAs with diverse personal and professional backgrounds. There follow a few statistics on the Members of the 40th Legislature, which began following the September 4, 2012 general election.
Women in the Assembly
One of the outstanding features of the new legislature is the place occupied by women. Indeed, 41 women were elected, accounting for almost one third of the seats. This is a record high for Québec.
A combination of experience and fresh talent
The average age of the MNAs is 54. Most of them, that is 60.8%, are between 40 and 59. There are 12 MNAs in the 20–39 age group, representing 9.6% of the total.
The Members have an average of 6 years' experience. Thirty-eight Members are sitting in the Assembly for the first time, while 34 have been in office for at least four terms. This last group represents 27.2% of the MNAs.
Taking into account the two MNAs returning to the Assembly after a hiatus, the 40th Legislature is composed of 40 Members who did not hold seats when the House was dissolved. These newcomers, 27 men and 13 women, hold 32% of the seats. Their average age is 53.
Data concerning MNAs’ socio-professional and academic profiles, as well as information about their past political experience will eventually be made available.