The Guardian featured an article on Suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, joining Queen Victoria among Manchester city centre’s otherwise all-male civic monuments with her own statue to be unveiled in December 2018. The government is to help fund a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester, UK, the city’s first monument to a woman in more than...
- 26 Feb, 2018
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Today The Nellie McClung Foundation officially unveiled a plaque commemorating the 100th Anniversary of some Manitoba women being the first in Canada to get the vote at the Manitoba Legislative Building. The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and Premier Brian Pallister delivered remarks at the ceremony. Speaker of the Manitoba...
- 27 Nov, 2017
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The Nellie McClung Foundation Board member Hon. Myrna Driedger wrote a great article titled “Manitoba Women Get The Vote: A Centennial Celebration” for the Canadian Parlimentary Review. Manitobans are immensely proud that their province holds the distinction of being the first to give some women the right to vote. In this article, the author recounts...
- 27 Nov, 2017
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The Famous Five
On October 18, 1929, a landmark legal decision for Canadian women was made when women were legally recognized as “persons” under British common law. The decision was made necessary because The British North America Act, which governed Canada at the time, used the word “persons” when it referred to more than one person and the word “he” when it referred to one person.