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Poll Results

It's Int'l Women's Day. From the admittedly short list below (we only have so much space for this), please pick your favourite influential woman.

Mary Shadd Cary (1823–1893) First black woman newspaper editor in North America 4 votes 3.17%
Mary Two–Axe Earley (1911–1996) Challenged law discriminating against First Nations women 11 votes 8.73%
Emily Carr (1871–1945) A West Coast artist who has been described as “Canada’s Van Gogh” 24 votes 19.05%
Viola Desmond (1914–1965) Challenged segregation practices in Nova Scotia 38 votes 30.16%
Kateri Tekakwitha (1656–1680) North America’s first indigenous saint 13 votes 10.32%
Nellie McClung (1873–1951) Novelist, reformer, journalist, and suffragist. 36 votes 28.57%

Total votes: 126

The poll is a sampling of public opinion intended solely to allow our readers to express themselves on issues of the day. Its findings may not be representative of the general population of Sudbury or other areas.