100 years ago, many women in Canada earned the right to vote. This legal
victory took place amidst opposition to equal rights and Canada continued to
deny women (and men) the right to vote on the basis of race (1948), religion
(1955), and Indigenous status (1960). Accessibility remained a problem into the
1990s, with provisions only made for accessibility at polling stations in ’92
and, in ’93, for those who were away from their riding. These restrictions are
important for women’s equality, yet they often fall out of the narrative of
Join Anna Drake, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo, for this discussion of suffrage and the vote in Canada and the current political landscape.
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