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Canadian woman protests her voting classification

In Canada's early days, only a select group of privileged men could vote. Now it's a fundamental right for all Canadians over 18. Women, Asians, native people and prisoners were among those who gained the right to vote in Canadian elections over the past century — often amid controversy. CBC Archives explores the evolution of voting rights in Canada.

A woman protests the requirement to classify herself as either Miss or Mrs. in order to register to vote.


Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: May 29, 1974
Guest(s): Betty Maryon
Host: Barbara Frum
Duration: 4:21

Last updated: April 17, 2013

Page consulted on December 5, 2013

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