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It was 100 years ago today that some women in Manitoba gained the right to vote.
While the bill passed 100 years ago only granted women of British descent or citizenship to vote, many women's rights activists consider it an important stepping stone.
Dauphin Friendship Centre Executive Director Jeremy Smith says 100 years really was not that long ago. He believes that, while a lot of progress has been made in Manitoba regarding women's rights and gender equality, we still have a ways to go.
"Still, there are many areas that need to addressed, including missing and murdered indigenous and non-indigenous women, wage disparity, family violence against women and children, the portrayal of women in media, and the lower number of women in certain positions and elected positions in all areas of government."
After the Bank of Canada asked Canadians who or what they think should be on Canadian banknotes, Smith said he would like to see Nellie McClung, who played a significant role in women's suffrage.
"Given the history that she has in promoting women's rights, and the fact that she's well known, not only in Manitoba, but across Canada."
Manitoba Opposition Leader Brian Pallister wrote to the Bank of Canada this morning, putting in his support for McClung.