The game is six degrees of Canadian history. Take two seemingly unrelated pieces of Canadian culture and connect the dots through various people, places and events to discover how they’re distantly — or maybe not-so-distantly — related. Along the way, we visit the quizzical and curious, the tragic and comic, and everything in between.
Women’s suffrage (or franchise) is the right of women to vote in political elections; campaigns for this right generally included demand for the right to run for public office. The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long struggle intended to address fundamental issues of equity and justice and to improve the lives of Canadians.
Arla Saare, picture editor (born in Finland 1915). Arla Saare came to Canada in 1924 with her family. She started out as a medical photographer in a hospital in Vancouver. In 1942 she joined the National Film Board of Canada as a cutter and later worked in the optical and special effects department.
Amanda Tapping, actor, director, producer (born at Rochford, Essex, UK 28 Aug 1965). Amanda Tapping moved to Ontario with her family as a young child. She excelled in the sciences and performing arts while in grade school and graduated from the North Toronto Collegiate Institute in 1984.
Most Canadians, if they have heard of Irene Parlby, know her as one of the "Famous Five." This group of five Alberta women were plaintiffs in a court case that argued women were indeed "persons" under the British North America Act and thus entitled to be named to the Canadian Senate.
Denise Filiatrault, actress, producer (b at Montreal 16 May 1931). Primarily an accomplished cabaret artist, Denise Filiatrault attained star status on TV in the 1960s, by working as a duo with Dominique MICHEL in Moi et l'autre (1967-71) and in numerous "Bye Byes" (end-of-year performances).