Updated: Aug 17, 2022
Women could study and practice law before they even had the right to vote.
"Women Allowed to Practice Law in British Columbia" Clip: Times Colonist (1912)
Victoria, British Columbia
On February 24, 1912, provincial Attorney General William J. Bowser introduced a very short and to-the-point bill that would "remove the disability of women so far as it relates to the study and practice of law" in British Columbia. Just days later on February 27, the new Act received royal assent, and weeks later, the first woman was called to the BC Bar. All this before women even had the right to vote or run as candidates in the provincial election.