A Modern Political Platform, From 1918

 

One hundred years ago today, Mary Ellen Smith (or “Mrs Frank Smith” as she was usually known) published her platform for the Provincial by-election in Vancouver that year.  Many of its planks are remarkably still relevant today, including minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, juvenile justice reform, and proportional representation:

“Vancouver World”, 15 Jan 1918, p,5

 

She won the by-election, becoming the first woman elected to the BC Legislature.

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One Response to A Modern Political Platform, From 1918

  1. Eleanor Gregory says:

    To quote someone else, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

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