1) Under the Constitutional Act, 1791 certain owners and tenants were
granted qualified voter status, without distinction as to sex. Some women of
Lower Canada who met the prerequisites were able to vote until 1849, the year
in which this right was withdrawn from them.
2) Who said: "It is revolting to see women dragged by their
husbands and daughters, by their fathers, often against their will, to
hustings. Public interest, decency and the modesty of women demand that
these scandals never reoccur."?
Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine
3) Mrs. Thérèse Casgrain, Mrs. Carrie Derrick,
Mrs. Marie Gérin-Lajoie, Mrs. Walter Lyman and Ms Idola
Saint-Jean were all women who actively campaigned for
women's suffrage. True or False?
4) She headed the League for Women's Rights, an organization
that fought for the legal and political equality of Québec women.
5) From 1922 to 1940, Québec suffragettes made several
"pilgrimages" to Québec City to demand their right to vote.
Idola Saint-Jean was one of these pilgrims. What organization
did she head?
Montreal Suffrage Association
Comité pour le vote des femmes
L'Alliance canadienne pour le vote des femmes du Québec
Ligue des droits de la femme
6) In their struggle for political equality, suffragettes
encountered a great deal of opposition. For the most part,
resistance came from:
the clergy and politicians
all of the above
7) Siding with the cause of suffragettes, he agreed to
submit the first bill on women's right to vote in 1922. Who was he?
8) During the election campaign that preceded the 1939
general election, he promised to give women the right to vote.
Once elected, he presented the bill granting women the right to
vote and to stand for election, a bill assented to on April 25, 1940.
Who was he?
Maurice L. Duplessis
9) From 1922 to 1940, how many bills dealing with
women's suffrage were tabled before women were finally victorious?
10) In 1961, she was elected in a by-election and would be
the first Québec woman to sit in the Legislative
Assembly and the first Québec woman to be a minister. Who was she?
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