Thursday, August 18, 2011

1973 Nellie McClung

Nellie McClung (1873 - 1951) was one of Canada's "Famous Five" who fought for the recognition of women as persons under the British North America Act. The Famous Five's successful court challenge in 1929 allowed women to be appointed to the Senate of Canada, a privilege that had previously been denied them.

McClung was a campaigner for female suffrage, temperance, urban renewal, and social welfare. She was a member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly from 1921 to 1926 where she worked on issues affecting women and children. She was the first female Director of the Board of the Governors of the CBC and was chosen as a delegate to the League of Nations in Geneva in 1938.

The Nellie McClung commemorative stamp celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth was issued on August 29, 1973.

First Day Covers

Canada Post Office "Official"


Kingswood (Fleetwood)

Canada Envelope (Rosecraft)



David Pritchard