May 22, 2015


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Saturday Special: No Nellie

Eighty years on, and still no Manitoba monument to McClung

WINNIPEG - On the grounds of the Manitoba legislature, we have statues of Ukrainian and Scottish poets, French explorers, British royalty, and veterans.

In a male-dominated landscape of bronze and stone, there is not a single tribute to the Manitoba woman who fought to have all Canadians declared persons and for females in this province to have a say at election time.

Eighty years ago, Nellie McClung of Canada’s Famous Five fought all the way to the Supreme Court to have women ruled 'qualified persons.'

Eighty years ago, Nellie McClung of Canada’s Famous Five fought all the way to the Supreme Court to have women ruled 'qualified persons.'

That’s just not right, say women hoping to change that terrain.

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