Extension of Voting Rights

The right to vote was extended in 1920 to Indigenous people living off-reserve and those who had fought in the Canadian army, navy, or air force - regardless of whether they were on or off-reserve.

Result
Only those who were considered more 'civilized' were given the right to vote, as government officials considered them more likely to support Euro-Canadian government initiatives and the assimilation of Indigenous people.
Rural or Urban
urban
Start Date
1920-00-00
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