On November 25, 2016, British Columbia marked 100 years of women’s right to vote.
The celebrations, which were held at the Vancouver Law Courts, were open to the public and highlighted by remarks from The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada; The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., MP, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; and The Honourable Suzanne Anton, Q.C., Attorney General and Minister of Justice of British Columbia, who paid tribute to the “strong, bold, confident and caring women breaking through the glass ceiling of the day, to make further progress possible.”
Local high school students presented creative performances on the history of the women’s suffrage movement.
Among the over 400 people in attendance were government dignitaries, including The Honourable Linda Reid, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and Linda Reimer, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam, as well as a number of judges and lawyers.
As one of the featured event sponsors, Miller Thomson was proud to honour the previous generations who struggled to achieve the right to vote for women in British Columbia. Vancouver Managing Partner, Karen Dickson, said a few words to close the festivities.