Counting the candidates // Bencher Election Watch

Take a look at who's up for the bencher elections this year

By Todd Harrison

On Wednesday February 16th, 2011


photo by Oliver MallichMen outnumber women two to one on the list of 2011 LSUC bencher election candidates, which is now available [PDF] on the Law Society’s website (though, of course, it’s subject to change if candidates withdraw).

There are 106 candidates listed. Here’s a look at a few key numbers:

  • Outside Toronto candidates: 53
  • Toronto candidates: 53
  • Male candidates: 72 (37 Outside Toronto, 35 Toronto)
  • Female candidates: 34 (16 Outside Toronto, 18 Toronto)
  • Incumbents seeking re-election: 28 (14 Outside Toronto, 14 Toronto)

The voters’ list in this first-ever online bencher election will be set as of March 25. The deadline for voting is April 29. Keep your eye on our blog for more posts about the election, and visit the Law Society’s site for a primer on procedural details and bencher election history.

Photo by Oliver Mallich