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Canadian Women in the 1920's

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tess rose

on 1 June 2011

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Canadian Women in the 1920's Conditions for Being a Women
in the 1920's Earned just over $8 a week. (55 hours).
Worked until they were married.
A women's place, universally speaking, was in the home.
Servants, secretaries, salesclerks, or factory workers, nurses and teachers.
Women drinkers were unthinkable.
under no circumstances were women viewed as 'people' by law Canada in the 1920s remained very much dominated by men, and women were denied all sorts of rights and privileges. however new occupations were emerging
such as library clerks, social workers and physiotherapists. Prior to the 20's during WW1 women started
filling for the men at their jobs to take
part in the war effort. Most women who were
working were working in munitions factories,
however they also found work as secretaries,
clerks or typists. War Effort Person's Case The BNA Act used the word "persons" to refer to more than one person, and "he" to refer to one person.
Emily Murphy Background Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada "Famous Five"
Supreme Court of Canada answered "no. British Privy Council Decision Help of Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King.
October 18, 1929, Lord Sankey, Lord Chancellor of the Privy Council, announced the British Privy Council decision that "yes, women are persons. First Woman Canadian Senator Appointed Liberal Prime Minister Mackenzie King appointed Cairine Wilson to the Canadian Senate. In April 1928 the supreme court decided that women were not "persons" qualified for appointment to senate. Conclusion Before 1929 women were somewhat viewed as people but not in a parlimentary fashion. However in 1930 Mackenzie King appointed the first senator creating a milestone for womens rights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwPqcCAEyKM&feature=related Work Cited http://www.histori.ca/peace/page.do?pageID=276



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