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Poster - If some things never change, when did they begin? - Did you know that...

MG 26 H, vol. 141, reel C-4358, p. 74766
Enfranchised Women, Vote Union Save Canada!
It has been argued that the expansion of the franchise to Canadian women during the First World War had more to do with gaining new Unionist voters than true electoral equality. Indeed, the same legislation that granted the vote to Canadian women removed the franchise from thousands of "alien" Canadians of Austro-Hungarian and German origin. This Unionist poster, found in the Sir Robert Borden fonds, informs Canadian women on their newly acquired rights while proclaiming which party is for the "Boys at the Front."

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MG 26 H, vol. 141, reel C-4358, p. 74766

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