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WOMEN WIN THE VOTE


DATES AND FACTS


1874
Woman's Christian Temperance Union founded in Ontario.

1887
Women property owners can vote in municipal elections in Manitoba.

1890
Women property owners can vote in school board elections in Manitoba.

1893
Manitoba's Woman's Christian Temperance Union presents a petition for female suffrage.

1894
Manitoba Equal Suffrage Club is founded.

1901
One in six Canadian workers is a woman.

February 13, 1907
Manitoba revokes women's municipal franchise.

January 28, 1914
The Women's Parliament is staged at the Walker Theatre.

1915
Political Equality League submits a petition to government for female suffrage.

January 28, 1916
Manitoba gives women the right to vote provincially.

May 24, 1918
Canadian women win the right to vote in federal elections.

OTHER RESOURCES


Liberation deferred? The ideas of the English-Canadian Suffragists by Carol Lee Bacchi.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983

In times like these by Nellie L. McClung. Toronto: McLeod & Allen, c1915.

The woman suffrage movement in Canada by Catherine L. Cleverdon.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974.

MAPS


Manitoba 1926 [Rural Organizations]

Manitoba electoral maps1920


FOR EDUCATORS


Digital Resources on Manitoba History