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Canadian Women and the right to vote

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Kyra Motyka

on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of Canadian Women and the right to vote

History of the event... Until 1918 Women were banned from voting and running as candidates in the election.
1878: Women's suffrage starts under the leadership of Dr. Emily Howard Stowe.
In 1882 women from Toronto, began to strike
In 1883 John A. MacDonald issued a bill that grants unmarried women to own property but the bill is not passed. women's .
In 1887, the women's fight for the right to vote grows, the women in Manitoba, gain the right to vote in municipal elections.
Finally after fighting for a long time, the women get the right to vote and run in provincial elections! Canadian Women and the Right to vote Consequences on the rights of people... The consequences on the rights of women, were that they did not have the same rights as men. They were not equal to men and were considered property of the men. The famous five Emily Murphy "Whenever I don't know whether to fight or not, I fight."- Emily Murphy.
She was the first women appointed to the edmonton hospital board in 1910.
She fought along the other 4 women for the right to vote, and own their own property. Louise McKinney "What, after all, is the purpose of a woman's life? The purpose of a woman's life is just the same as the purpose of a man's life: that she may make the best possible contribution to the generation in which she is living."
1917: Ran in the first election which women could be a canadite and vote.
One of the 4 women in the famous five.
Died in Claresholm at age 63. Nellie McCLung "Canada is destined to be one of the great nations of the world and Canadian women must be ready for citizenship."
Her efforts led Manitoba to be the first province to let women vote
Wrote and played in a mock parliment which asked "Why should men have the right to vote?"
Part of the Famous 5 Henrietta Muir Edwards "If women had the vote there would be no need to come twice asking for better legislation for women and children, no need to come again and again for the appointment of women inspectors where women and children are employed; we would not ask in vain for the raising of the wage or consent."
Belived that women should not be slaves to fashion, refused to wear corrsetes
Helped make the National Council of Women of Canada in 1893
Died at the age of 82 in 1931 Irene Parbly "If politics mean...the effort to secure through legislative action better conditions of life for the people, greater opportunities for our children and other people's children...then it most assuredly is a woman's job as much as it is a man's job."
Part of the famous five
Became the first female cabinet minister in 1921 The charter of rights The Democratic rights, which states that every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons and the Equality rights which states that there will be no discrimination because of race, origin, color, sex, age or physical and mental disability would protect women from not being able to vote now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuX1RADewEs&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flIPB3hg6rg
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