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Human Rights in Canada: An Historical Perspective

Securing The Vote for Women:The Federal Response

Ottawa, Canada
May 24, 1918

Granting women the right to vote seems to be an idea whose time has come. The War-Time Elections Act and many provinces have set a precedent that is difficult for the federal government to ignore.

An Act to Confer Electoral Franchise Upon Women is a major victory for suffragettes. It grants all Caucasian women the franchise (the right to vote). It is important to note that women of Asian and Aboriginal descent are excluded from this victory.

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Read the An Act to Confer Electoral Franchise Upon Women S.C. 1918, c.20

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