Nova Scotia Celebrates Womens History Month

first_imgEach year, Canada celebrates Women’s History Month in October andmarks Persons Day on Oct. 18, the day in 1929 when Canadian womenwere recognized as persons under the law. This year, Premier John Hamm and Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Ministerresponsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act,signed a proclamation at Province House on Wednesday, Oct. 15, tohonour both Women’s History Month in Canada and Persons Day. “We celebrate the long line of Nova Scotian women who have foughtfor full equality, at home, in the workplace and in public life,”said Premier John Hamm. The theme of Women’s History Month this year is: What do YouMean, Women Couldn’t Vote? In Nova Scotia, women’s politicalinvolvement began with the fight for voting rights through the1890s and up to 1918, when most Nova Scotian women won theirright to vote and stand for election in federal and provincialelections. “We applaud all the women who have run for office, win or lose,and continue to encourage more women to pursue political office,”said Ms. Bolivar-Getson. The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women iscommitted to advancing equality, dignity and fairness for allwomen and continues to promote women’s political participation. -30-last_img

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