The Nova Scotia Franchise Act received royal assent in Nova Scotia — women were granted the right to vote in provincial elections, the first province to do so in Atlantic Canada (this did not include Indigenous women). A month later, the federal government, under Prime Minister Robert Borden, passed legislation for the whole country to allow women to vote. It wouldn’t be till 1953 that Nova Scotia enacted fair employment laws, and 1956 that the province enacted equal pay legislation. The Human Rights Act was enacted in 1962. (Also see Eliza Ritchie, September 5, 1933.)