“I went into politics quite without apologies to anyone, neither did I go from choice. There comes a time when one cannot do otherwise without loss of self-respect …. And I am here to stay, until we get political recognition.”

Nellie McClung, 1914

Source: Candace Savage. Our Nell: A Scrapbook Biography of Nellie L. McClung. p.107-8. 1979 Also referenced to an article by Madge MacBeth in “Canadian Women in the Arts,” Maclean’s Sept. 1914.