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Exploring women’s rights and gender equality

By Chloe Rew, Program Interpreter

If I were alive in Canada before 1929, I would not have been considered a person. “Persons” under the British North America Act referred only to men.

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Five Women Who Should Be Household Names in Canada

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

The year 2016 marks a century since women in Canada first got the right to vote and so it seems like a fine time to celebrate the achievements of Canadian women.

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 Six red dresses are suspended in air on hangers in front of a backdrop. The backdrop features an image of a birch wood forest with more red dresses hanging in it.