Posts Tagged ‘International Women’s Day’

Canadian Women Suffragettes

March 8, 2012

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In honour of this day, we are featuring some Canadian women suffragette material from Flora MacDonald Denison, which is part of the Merrill Denison fonds (her son). Flora MacDonald Denison was President of the Canadian Suffrage Association from 1911-1914, and her home served as its headquarters at the time.The Canadian Suffrage Association often hosted speakers from the U.S to speak on the suffrage movement.

As president of the CSA, Flora MacDonald Denision attended the annual women conventions including the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance in Budapest in 1913.

Denison was also an active supporter of the National American Women Suffrage Association, and helped out in their campaigns.