Canada marks its women’s suffrage centennial in 2016!


Canada’s new coin to honor the 2016 centennial of woman’s suffrage is now in circulation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Patty Hajdu, minister of Status of Women unveiled the coin at a ceremony held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan granted women the right to vote in provincial elections in 1916.

A stamp has also been released to the public to mark the suffrage centennial. The stamp features the letters “O” and “T” in the black-and-gold word “Vote,” which together create the Venus symbol of femininity. It reads “Canada Women’s suffrage” in English and French, and has the dates 1916 to 2016.

Women's suffrage stamp

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