Some Women, including Black Women Got the Right to Vote in All Federal Elections


On 24 May 1918, the majority of female citizens aged 21 and over became eligible to vote in federal elections, regardless of whether they had attained the provincial franchise.  In July 1919, women gained the complementary right to stand for the House of Commons, although appointment to the Senate remained out of reach until after the Persons Case of 1929.

Sadly, the right to vote federally remained even further from reach for Asian Canadian women and Aboriginal women, who were finally enfranchised in 1948 and 1960, respectively.


SOURCE:  The Canadian Encyclopedia