Whole books and many articles have been written about Nellie McClung. I hardly expect to cover even the basics of her life’s work here, but January 28, 1914, does have meaning in her story.
On January 28, 1914, Nellie McClung and her Political Equality League stage a mock Parliament in the Walker Theatre.
Staged, in part, ridiculing Premier R.P. Roblin’s opposition to women receiving the vote. Acting as members of parliament, with Nellie playing the role of Premier, the women discussed a number of their own issues as if of men – whether to give men the vote, and whether to allow them equal guardianship over children.
Here are some links to help start you off to learn more about Nellie McClung and her work:
Canada’s Historic Places
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Watch a video account at Historica Dominion Institute
or another video at TVO