About 100 of the attendees signed the declaration, although some had removed their names due to criticism from the pulpit (History). The proceedings of the Seneca Falls Convention, had brought forth many torrents of ridicule and sarcasm from the press and pulpit. All the ridicule made Stanton discomforted about the widespread misinterpretation of the convention, but she understood the value of the attention in the press. She exclaimed that this “is what I wanted” (Seneca Falls). James Gordon Bennett was motivated by derision, and had eventually printed the entire Declaration of Sentiments in the New York Herald (Seneca Falls).
Each of these women had done many great things like founding the National Council For Women, was a police magistrate, also three of the women served as legislative members of the assembly of Alberta. They had done all these certain jobs before they were considered “qualified persons”. Canada’s institution had stated that only men could be appointed to be senators. Emily did not like the fact that she could not have the right so on August 27th, 1927, Emily had gathered four other women besides herself that were encouraged to make a move on this situation for women. They had all came to Alberta and had to start their protest against women having no right to vote.
It was only in 1960 that all women in Canada could vote. The women 's suffrage started with the Wartime Elections Act of 1917. In this act the federal vote was extended to women in the armed forces, and to female relatives of military men, to create a biased election for the Prime Minister Robert Borden’s Conservative government in an attempt to gain votes. One year later On 24 May 1918, all female "citizens" aged 21 and over became eligible to vote in federal elections conditions were attached to such eligibility: "age 21 or older, not alien-born and meet property requirements in provinces where they exist." This excluded the right of provincial vote of women, each province had different dates on when the women could vote.
The Indian Act was constructed to reflect the Canadian government’s primary goal of assimilation. The government anticipated that the process of organized assimilation through legislation would reduce the number of status Indians in Canada, remove the government from the responsibility of First Nations affairs, and make available the land that was currently reserved for First Nations. Without the responsibility of the ‘Indian problem’, the Canadian government would no longer be required to spend limited federal funds on its burdensome inhabitants. However, the ‘Indian problem’ did not go away and instead produced gender-based discrimination towards the women of Canada’s First Nations communities, resulting in a loss of status, status rights, and identity for generations to come.
Since the 1970’s people have been going to court to ask the government to legalize gay marriage. From the cases in 1970’s like Loving v. Virginia and the more recent cases like United States v. Edith Windsor. In this case, Windsor and Thea were a same sex couple who were married in Canada, but they lived in New York which recognized their marriage. After Thea passed away, the estate was left with Windsor. Under federal law their marriage was not recognized, so Windsor was asked to pay taxes on the estate.
"Canada entered World War I as a colony and came out a nation..." (Bruce Huchison). Canada suffered many deaths and struggles from the first world war. They rushed in voluntarily, not expecting the bloodshed and the pain, in return experiencing death, pursued by a fall in economy, job loss, and a somewhat divided nation. But, despite of the clear negative effects of this war, Canada obtained its deserved autonomy. Before this conflict, Canada was nothing but a small British colony, living under the control of England, incapable to be brave and victorious.
In the years 1632 t0 1639, Father Paul Le Jeune was the superior of the Jesuits of Quebec. Le Jeune, along with other Jesuits, was on a mission to seek salvation for thousands of First Nations Aboriginals who resided in North America. Many scholars argue that while the Jesuits stated their purpose to come to Canada was to Christianize the First Nations people, their activity coincided with a breakdown of the First Nations customs and beliefs. Other scholars have argued that this was not entirely an oppressive situation, as First Nations women were able to find themselves an avenue of power in their community and over their new French trader Husbands. This paper argues that the traditional egalitarian ways of life in the Huron-Wendat and Algonquian
The women’s suffrage movement began in Seneca Falls, New York during a convention on the rights of women. Seneca Falls was a progressive town but even here, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s call for suffrage was controversial. Voting and politics were seen as completely male domains and it was shocking to think of women involved in either. The main argument of suffragists was that they were being denied one of the most basic rights of Democracy. They were expected to live under laws which they could not vote for and pay taxes to a government which didn’t represent them.
In her document, The Declaration of Sentiments, demonstrates the political and legal right violated in the 1840s. Stanton conveyed the violation against equality toward woman, “After depriving her all rights as a married woman, if single, and the owner of property, he has taxed her to support a government which recognizes her only when her property can be made profitable to it”(Stanton). The Declaration of Sentiments reflected the violation of political and legal rights which men endorse over a women. During the women 's suffrage, men made a woman support a government in which she had no voice in. A woman could not vote, be in political discussion or own property.
“Susan B. Anthony: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” (Cayton, 637) These words were main ground of the whole movement; voting rights should not signify by sex but by nationality. This amendment eventually failed during that time, and every suffragist began to promote this Anthony Amendment at the end of each
We have a tradition in Canada of constructing a major infrastructure such as highways and railways under the rule of law where there is a policy on how to access the land and effects of the communities. The First Nation opposed of the pipeline approval at times and faced police rubber bullets and water cannons on the opening day of the special assembly. The Quebec Chief said “the protests in North Dakota send a clear message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues who approved the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline”(Taske). Pipelines are a very uncommon topic for many of our people because of the disasters it bring to us. Some Canadians have a strong feeling about the things that are decided by the local government and that is the rights to express their own opinions.
Despite the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers in Canada, due to the Great Depression, Canada still needed a greater labour force to be able to support Canada and her allies ' troops. When the Prime Minister of Canada, being William Lyon Mackenzie King established the National Selective Service in March of 1942, he declared that the recruitment of women for employment to be "the most important single factor of the program". Without the help of women in the labour force, Canada would not have been able to support their troops with a lot of necessary equipment for the war, which included ammunition, guns, and planes. The help of women in the civilian paid labour force was another essential contribution to
It was because of this unfair treatment and restrictions, that women started to really question what it meant to be a women. This all lead to the Suffrage Movement. Necessary because it would make it illegal for any citizen, regardless of gender to be denied the right to vote. Not only this but, it granted that “All men and women are created equal,” and therefore have constitutional rights. The 19th Amendment was the culmination of the women 's suffrage movement.