Women and the History of the Vote in the Prairie Provinces


In this episode, Greg Marchildon interviews Sarah Carter on her book Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice: Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces published by the University of British Columbia Press in 2020. She examines the reasons why Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta were the first provinces to extend the vote to women in 1916 and why this same franchise was not extended to First Nations men and women as well as targeted minorities such as Chinese-Canadians until much later. Sarah Carter is professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair of History and Classics at the University of Alberta and has published extensively on Indigenous history and gender in the Prairie Provinces.

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Gregory P. Marchildon is the Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

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