100 years ago women won the right to vote.
At a special day in Winnipeg on Thursday, students and prominent women joined together to celebrate.
Former Prime Minister, Kim Campbell spoke of her about her years growing up, and the challenges she faced as a female.
They heard about how a young woman even just running for President of Student Council at her High School against
two young men was thought of as absurd. Never mind that she defeated them.
The former Prime Minister spoke to students and other leaders at the Manitoba Museum and said:
“There is nothing natural about women being excluded. It’s a cultural thing.”
She added that we live in a very interesting time now. And that one hundred years ago Manitoba women lead the way
and took the step to changing the way voters looked. These are the people who were involved in civil society
and realized that power of Government was the most important. That power would help make decisions
to bind us.
The day continued at the Canadian Museum for human rights, with a speech from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba,