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Human Rights in Canada: An Historical Perspective

Married Women, Throw off Your Chains

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1903

In Prince Edward Island at least, married women are now people too, at least when it comes to property rights.

Following the national trend, they are given the same legal capacity as men.

Quotable quotes: "As the 19th Century was that of the United States, so I think the 20th Century shall be filled by Canada."

Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier Addressing the Canadian Club in 1904

Want to Know More?

Read the Married Women's Property Act S.P.E.I. 1903, c.9