Posted on Apr 7, 2016
100 Years of Voting
On April 19, 1916 Alberta made history by passing the Equal Suffrage Statutory Law Amendment Act S.A. 1916 c.5, thereby becoming the third province in Canada granting women the right to vote and stand for election.
“The reality is women have the right to equality in Alberta, yet we still face barriers to equal treatment,” she said. “But we made change 100 years ago and we’re making change now.” Stephanie McLean, Minister for the Status of Women.
I am proud to serve in the first gender-balanced cabinet of the Alberta Legislature as we continue to fight the barriers women face daily.