Thérèse Casgrain (1896-1981) was a French Canadian feminist, reformer, politician and senator. She led the women's suffrage movement in Quebec and campaigned for women's rights and for the right to vote in Quebec elections, a right that was not won until 1940. She was also the first woman to lead a provincial political party in Canada.
This stamp was issued on 17 April 1985.
For the current round of Sunday Stamps A-Z I am showing again stamps dedicated to women. You can see here all the Women on Stamps featured on this blog.
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Wow 1940 is a late time for the right to vote in Quebec. I like The Common Good sentiment.ReplyDelete
Agreed! Something worth fighting for, and definitely worth having on a stamp.Delete
Me too, I love the slogan.Delete
In Spain, vote for women was granted in 1931 (but then there was a war, and a 40 years of dictatorship and no vote for anyone...).
Not a woman I have heard of before (shame on me), but Im really thankful I could learn about all of them through your posts.ReplyDelete
I agree, 1940 is a late time for the right to vote, so it is an achievement worth commemorating!
I hadn't heard of her before I got this stamp. Which happens with most of the women on stamps I'm showing here; actually, that is the reason for doing so.Delete
I agree, we learn a lot by your posts!ReplyDelete
And also I was amazed by the fact that it took so long (in Switzerland and Liechtenstein even decades longer!).
And the info is not complete, equal rights to vote still didn't concern all Canadian people in 1940: according to wikipedia it took even 20 more years until native Canadian women and men were given this right..
It says women's right to vote, which doesn't mean 'universal suffrage'.Delete
When you check the dates around the world, it is almost always amazingly late. I think that, nowadays, there is only one country where women are not allowed to vote: the Vatican.
Have there been any other female leaders of Canadian political parties? Another trail-blazing woman.ReplyDelete
There have been more than one. See this article in the Wikipedia, for instance.Delete