PC Bill Marking Women’s Vote Passes Second Reading - Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba

Important to honour centennial of historic Manitoba legislation: Driedger

A Progressive Conservative bill marking the centennial of Manitoba legislation that gave women the right to vote passed second reading unanimously in the Legislature today.

“I’m pleased Bill 201 has passed second reading after I reintroduced it,” said Myrna Driedger, Opposition Critic for the Status of Women. “Manitoba women were the first in Canada to achieve this. This is an important anniversary and milestone to celebrate.”

Nellie McClung and other Manitoba women forever changed the Canadian political landscape by lobbying for and gaining the right to vote.

The bill declares January 28, 2016 a special day in Manitoba, paying tribute to those women who fought for women’s right to vote.