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Voting in Canada: How a Privilege Became a Right

Voting in Canada: How a Privilege Became a Right

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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.