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Artefacts Canada - Humanities

Women’s right to Vote or the suffragette movement

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In modern day Canada, the right to vote for women is considered as standard and uncontested. Yet Canadians are celebrating, in 2016, the 100th year anniversary of the first women casting their ballots. The history of the achievement of the right to vote by Canadian women began in 1791, with the Constitutional Act which allowed landowners to vote, without distinction of sex. In 1837, the patriots had manifested the desire to correct this "historical error" which had allowed some women to vote. Then, in 1849, the parliament of the United Canadas deprived women owners of that right. After years of political activism and pressure exerted on the politicians by the Canadian feminists, which is also known as the suffragette movement, the right to vote was finally granted to women in 1918. The reason we celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016, is because the first women to exercise their right to vote were Manitobans on February 28th, 1916.

This Artefact Canada featured collection presents multiple artefacts depicting the life and efforts of the Suffragettes for political equality.

To know more about the history and chronology of Women’s right to vote, visit Elections Canada’s website: http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&dir=his&document=chap2&lang=e#a27

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Mrs Woodhull asserting her right to vote

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Musées de la civilisation
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Title: Mrs Woodhull asserting her right to vote
Object Name: Estampe
Artist/Maker: Balling, H., d'après
Latest Production Date: 1800 po
Accession Number: 1993.22989
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The Darek and Dangerous Side of Woman Suffrage

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Doon Heritage Crossroads
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Title: The Darek and Dangerous Side of Woman Suffrage
Object Name: HANDBILL, POLITICAL
Accession Number: X.962.636.001
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Homme avec une femme suffragette

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Musée québécois de culture populaire
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Title: Homme avec une femme suffragette
Object Name: carte postale
Medium: encre
Support: carton
Accession Number: 2003.08.352.106
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The Women's Labour History Project: Mothers Have Courage, Part III, Fit to be Tied

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Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Glenbow Museum
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Title: The Women's Labour History Project: Mothers Have Courage, Part III, Fit to be Tied
Object Name: Video
Artist/Maker: DIAMOND, Sara
Latest Production Date: 1995
Medium: Vhs Tape;Colour;24:25 Minutes
Support: Cassette;3/4
Accession Number: 997.006.001.001
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urne électorale

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Centre historique des Soeurs de Sainte-Anne
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Object Name: urne électorale
Artist/Maker: Marie-Anne, mère, s.s.a.
Latest Production Date: 1850
Accession Number: 1992.34.1-39
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urne électorale

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Centre historique des Soeurs de Sainte-Anne
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Object Name: urne électorale
Accession Number: 1998.675.1-61
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