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Enfranchised Women, Vote Union Save Canada! [textual record]. 

Date(s)

1917

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 print poster.

Scope and content

This Unionist poster informs Canadian women of their newly acquired rights to the franchise while proclaiming which party is for the "Boys at the Front". It identifies categories of Canadian women eligible to vote in the pending federal election. This item is available on microfilm reel C-4358, p. 74766. 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.

Textual records
Microfilm reel C-4358
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
Volume
141
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
A digital copy of this item is available.

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