Women's Suffrage

WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE was achieved after a long campaign that began in the 1870s. Women in BC cities were first allowed to vote for school trustees in 1884, if certain property qualifications were met, and in 1889 they were allowed to stand for election themselves. They lost these rights in 1891, but new legislation the following year allowed women of means and property to vote. In 1895 women in cities could be elected school trustees if they owned property; the first woman so elected was Maria...

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