Footnote 27

The most rapid gains made by women among the Canadian membership were during the 1960s when their proportion increased from 26.1 per cent in 1962 to 32.7 per cent in 1969; between 1969 and 1982, women increased only from 32.7 to 35.3 per cent, although they reached 36.9 per cent in 1981. Calculated from Dominion Bureau of Statistics (Statistics Canada), Annual Report of the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Minister of Supply and Services) Under the Corporations and Labour Unions Returns Act, Part II: Labour Unions, Ottawa: Queen’s Printer, various years (hereafter CALURA).