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Which way will Nellie McClung face?
Work has started on a statue in her memory on the legislative grounds this week.
I hope that when it's finished, she's not facing the rush-hour traffic jams on Osborne Street, but shaking her fist directly at the legislative building.
For it was her battle almost 100 years ago against people under the dome that won women the right to vote in 1916. Other provinces soon followed.
McClung's bust is in Assiniboine Park, she has a plaque in Morden, a park in the Wolseley area and a high school in Manitou , where she lived and taught, is named after her. Her family home in La Riviere is a museum.
The Nellie McClung Foundation expects a monument to be dedicated later this year.