Thursday, February 28, 2013

On this Day 1929

Camillien Houde
As of today, in 1929, all married Montreal women, who pay municipal taxes, gained the right to vote (in municipal matters). The then Montreal mayor, Camillien Houde was not too happy about this law passing, even though a subset of women had had the right to vote in federal elections since 1918, full sufferage for the women of Quebec dd not come about until 1940 (source).

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