Women and the History of the Vote in Canada

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Central Library
Meeting Room A

Event Details

Over 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 women’s suffrage. 

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.

The opinions of guest speakers do not necessarily reflect the values and mission of Kitchener Public Library. We champion the right for ideas to be heard and words expressed without censorship. 
Intellectual freedom is a fundamental right.

Event Type(s): General Interest
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Anna M. Drake
Mary Monteith
(519) 743-0271 ext. 217

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