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Constance E. Hamilton

Constance E. HamiltonConstance Easton Hamilton was a remarkable woman. During the age in which she lived, women more frequently worked behind the scenes on social and other issues. Not Constance. She publicly championed many causes.

Born in Yorkshire, England in 1862, she migrated with her family to Canada in 1888.

A strong fighter for women's suffrage, she became President of the Equal Franchise League of Toronto, and frequently represented Canadian suffragists in other countries. When women secured the franchise and were eligible to run for municipal office, she became the first woman elected to City of Toronto Council.

After two years serving in office, she retired from politics to continue her campaign for the rights for women and all underprivileged people.

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