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Links » Monday September 20, 2021

Election day in Canada 🇨🇦

Federal election results (Live) » CBC

CBC declare another Liberal. At this hour (11pm Est) it is not known if it will be a majority or minority government.

On This Day

September 20, 1917

The Parliament of Canada passes legislation giving some women the right to vote in federal elections.

This right is limited to women who are British subjects; 21 years of age or older; and the wife, widow, mother, sister or daughter of any person, male or female, living or dead, who had served in the military. Another law grants the right to vote to some 2,000 military nurses, known as “Bluebirds,” stationed in Europe.

After the 1917 election, the government will extend this right to all non-Indigenous Canadians who are British subjects and 21 years of age or older.

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Happy 70th birthday to the legendary Guy Lafleur!

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North America’s first all electric car ferries are on their way to Ontario

The first, fully-electric road ferries to sail in North America are on their way from Damen Shipyards Galati in the Netherlands to Ontario, Canada.

Ordered by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, the Amherst Islander II and Wolfe Islander IV, 68 and 98 metres in length respectively, represent a new generation of zero-emission large ferries.

The vessels departed the yard on 26 August to be loaded on the semi-submersible transport vessel Super Servant 4 and will arrive in Lake Ontario in mid-September.

Both of the open-deck vessels are equipped to be fully-electric, but also have twin diesel generators installed to allow hybrid and full diesel propulsion for maximum redundancy. Due to the harsh winters the ferries also feature 1B Ice class hulls and 1A Ice class azimuth thrusters, allowing them to be fully operational down to -25 degrees centigrade.

Ontario’s new ferries bring extra capacity and will make crossings faster as well as greener for the one million passengers and 500,000 vehicles which travel annually between Wolfe Island and Kingston, and the 270,000 passengers and 130,000 vehicles which travel to and from Amherst Island each year.

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Links » Friday September 17, 2021

On This Day

September 17, 1878

The secret ballot is used for the first time in a Canadian 🇨🇦 federal general election. Introduced by Alexander Mackenzie’s Liberals four years earlier, the secret ballot was intended to clean up electoral practices and prevent violence on election day.

This change however does not help Mackenzie’s Liberals, who lose the election to John A. Macdonald’s Conservatives.

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  • Ireland becomes the first European member state to vaccinate 90% of it’s adult population

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