Canada Post stamp marks a century of women's suffrage in Canada

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14 March 2016
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womensSuffrage_stamp-58973.jpg Voting centenary
A new stamp from Canada Post pays tribute to those who fought for women's right to vote in Canada.

A new stamp from Canada Post pays tribute to those who fought for women's right to vote in Canada.

The striking black and gold stamp features a large 'vote' symbol incorporating the Venus symbol of femininity as the letters O and T in the word Vote, along with the words 'Women's Suffrage' and 'Droit de vote des femmes' and the anniversary - 1916-2016.

After decades of campaigning, women in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta became the first in Canada to win the right to cast provincial ballots in 1916. Other states brought in this right over the ensuing decades, although it wasn’t until 1960 that all Canadians, including Inuit and First Nations, were eligible to vote regardless of race or ethnicity. 

Stamp details

Issue date: 8 March 2016

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Designer: Tetro

Size: 26mm x 32mm

Printer: Lowe Martin

For more on the stamps of Canada, visit the Canada Post website.