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Prisoners vote, 2004

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.

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Prisoners will vote in the federal election, while victim's groups continue to fight to take away that right.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: June 18, 2004
Guest(s): Dennis Malcolm, Gary Rosenfeldt, Graham Stewart
Reporter: Jo Lynn Sheane
Duration: 2:17

Last updated: April 3, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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