Jan 28, 1916 - Manitoba was the first province in Canada to grant women the right to vote and to hold political office provincially.
"'Who will mind the baby?' cried one of our public men, in great agony of spirit, 'when the mother goes to vote?' One woman replied that she thought she could get the person that minded it when she went to pay her taxes - which seemed to be a fairly reasonable proposition." Nellie McClung