How Women's Rights Have Developed in Canada

CHC-2D1 Summative Essay
Over the years, Canada has progressed in realizing, and devoting society to progressing women’s rights.
  Throughout Canada’s history, women’s voices have been heard and taken into consideration more throughout society. To begin, women were first given the right to vote in federal elections in 1918. Due to the fact that Sir Robert Borden, the Prime Minister of Canada during World War 1, did not believe that he would have the ability to be elected into Prime Minister position again, he passed a law that allowed women the ability to vote, which he believed would help him win the election so that he would be able to pass the law of Conscription. Once the war was over, women had already gained this vote in society it could not be taken away from them. Secondly, women gained the ability to speech in parliament and for their voices to be heard as members of parliament. Due to a long struggle, Agnes Macphail, was the first woman to be appointed in the House of Commons in 1921. Through this, women could have their voices accounted for and taken into consideration by all of Canada as a nation. Finally, During World War 1 and 2, women’s voices were heard throughout the workforce. With the men at war, there was no one to fill their jobs. The jobs were then left to the women to complete, and many women for the first time were given the ability to work overseas on the battle fields of the war, serving as nurses. As well, during World War 2, women were introduced to working with heavy machinery and many other conditions that before, would not be acceptable conditions for women to work under. It is through the evidence provided, that Canada has grown as a nation into accepting women’s voices to be heard and taken into consideration.
Women gained many rights to work throughout the workforce in Canada’s history. To begin, women were first given the ability to work in World War 1, when there were very few men still in Canada to proceed with their...