Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1967 Votes For Women
On Sept. 20, 1917, women gained a limited right to vote in federal elections. The Military Voters Act established that women who were British subjects and had close relatives in the armed forces could vote on behalf of their male relatives in federal elections. The right to vote in Federal elections was extended to all women in 1919 pursuant to the Act to confer the Electoral Franchise upon Women.

On May 14, 1967, Canada Post Office issued a stamp to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first law permitting women to vote in federal elections.

First Day Covers

Canada Post Office Publicity First Day Covers

To the Chief Justice, Supreme Court, Hong Kong
5 cents preferred Commonwealth surface letter rate

To the Director General, Postal Administration, Brussels, Belgium
10 cent UPU surface letter rate

Shering Corporation

Overseas Mailers- Chickering/Jackson

H & E


Canada Envelope Company - Generic


David Pritchard


Toronto to Godalming, England, June 24, 1967
15 cents air mail rate to Europe

Montreal A.M.F to Neutral Bay, Australia  July 9, 1967
50 cents paying the one ounce double weight air mail letter rate to Australia
(25 cents each half ounce)