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Women's Rights

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Chloe Bargen

on 28 January 2013

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By: Chloe Bargen Women's Right to Vote What happened during the event? Women across Canada fought for rights. They wanted to be considered "persons" by the government. When the government gave women more rights, these same groups fought for rights of Asians, and the Aboriginals. Who did the event involve? In the act for women's rights women were obviously involved. The government was involved. There was a group called the Political Equality League, Nellie Mclung was a member of this group and many other reform groups. These groups wanted to get women and other groups more rights. Women, Asians, Aboriginals, and other foreigners were not considered "persons" in Canada. These groups fought to get them rights. What was the government's role in the event? The government listened to the protests and they made acts and eventually gave women the right to vote. What kinds of injustices were committed? What was the impact on Canadian identity? If this event hadn't happened women still wouldn't have rights. They would not be seen as equal as men. Because of this event Canada is now seen as a fair country. It shows that Canada cares about the equality of their people. Facts http://www.ournellie.com/ Manitoba was the first province to grant women the right to vote in Provincial Elections and the right to sit in the Provincial Legislature in 1916.

Before Oct. 18, 1929, women in Canada were not legally considered to be persons.

A few years after women in Alberta gained the right to vote, McClung was elected to the Alberta Legislature where she served from 1921-1926.

Nellie McClung, Henrietta Edwards, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, were five women that pushed the idea for women to vote.

1921 was the first year women were allowed to vote in federal elections. This did not include aboriginals or any none european women. In that time era women were not considered "persons". Women could not own any land. If they had a job all the money they made had to go to their husband. Women couldn't vote, women then didn't have a lot of say then. If women were being mistreated by there husbands they couldn't get a divorce.
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