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Human Rights in Canada: An Historical Perspective

Securing The Vote for Women in Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia
April 26, 1918

The effects of Manitoba's decision to grant women the vote have rippled all the way to the East.

The Nova Scotia Franchise Act gives women the right to vote in Nova Scotia's provincial elections.

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Read the Nova Scotia Franchise Act, S.N. 1918, c.2

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When young Arthur Lapointe from Rivière Blanche returns home from the Great War, he finds that the Spanish Flu had carried off 2 of his sisters and 3 of his brothers in the space of 9 days. And he's not alone. Read more about The Great Influenza Epidemic