Nellie McClung (1873-1951)

Nellie McClung

"Never retract, never explain, never apologize - get things done and let them howl."

Novelist, legislator, prohibitionist and suffragette, Nellie (Mooney) McClung's influence was felt across the prairies. The Chatsworth, Ontario-born school teacher helped Manitoba women win the right to vote and continued the battle in Alberta after arriving in Edmonton in 1914. She was elected to the Alberta Legislature in 1921, was the first woman on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)’s Board of Governors, a delegate to the League of Nations, a Sunday school teacher and a mother of five.

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