Nellie McClung: Assessing Her Impact on Women’s Rights (Post 3 of 3)

Christy, the final post of “Nellie week” looks and reads wonderfully!
A bazillion thanks and hugs to Christy Birmingham, who guided us through this amazing project. I… we hope you have enjoyed “Nellie week” even a fraction as much as we have. That would mean you had a blast. Thank you for joining us on our journey!

When Women Inspire

Colorful Canadian Mural about Votes for Women Mural on Dr. Emily Stowe Way (formerly Elizabeth Street) in Toronto. Photo © Resa McConaghy – Artist: Jacqueline Comrie Garrido.

Welcome to the final installment of Nellie McClung week! This post is written by both Resa and I. As Resa explained in her wonderful post two days ago, Nellie was pivotal in Manitoba being the first Canadian province to grant women the right to vote. The momentous date was January 28, 1916. After this important day, Nellie continued to fight for women’s right to vote in other provinces.

When Were Women Granted the Right to Vote in Other Canadian Provinces?

On March 14, 1916, just two months after Manitoba amended its legislation, women in Saskatchewan gained the legal right to vote. One month later (April 19), Alberta followed suit. The following year, on April 5, 1917, British Columbia changed its laws about women’s right to vote. Just one week…

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28 thoughts on “Nellie McClung: Assessing Her Impact on Women’s Rights (Post 3 of 3)

  1. Wonderful, Resa & Christy … I much enjoyed the series… Oh, and It would be nice to see her on a dollar bill… Sigh… maybe in the future?… we have Eva Perón in a “almost equivalent” to 10 dollar bill over here (Evita, the woman who inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber and the movie with Madonna as main character)… But she is is the only woman on a bill though…
    I loved these three posts and thanks so much for sharing Nellie´s story. 🙂 Sending hugs. Aquileana 😀

    1. Eva Peron was a very interesting character. I was obsessed with reading about her & listening to the soundtrack from the musical for quite awhile after I saw Evita performed in Toronto. Then I saw the movie with Madonna. Somewhere in between I saw a movie made in the 80’s titled Eva Peron & stars Faye Dunaway. I think its better than the musical. Some friends intervened and took my CD away.

  2. Well done, Resa, to you and Christy for highlighting such an important worldly event. Here’s to progress in the fight for equality for all; male and female; black, white, yellow and red; heterosexual and homosexual; religious viewpoint; political stance; the list could go on ad infinitum!
    Honouring each other for our differences, and enjoying our sameness within those differences holds such great challenges; challenges that ask us to step up to the best of ourselves.
    Again, well done to you both…

    1. Thank you & I agree! Equal is equal. How can any idea based on equality, kindness & respect be such a problem for some people?
      Well, the chain is as strong as it’s weakest link.
      Much love to you, Carolyn! Wishing you all the best filled with love and tasty cookies. xoxo

  3. Hi dear ResaChristyAqui. (It’s the wine !) 🙂
    A very Merry (emphasis on Merry) Christmas and a jingly, tinkly New Year. Lots of love and hugs for you dear friend. Ralph xoxox ❤ #<

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