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182   LAWS OF ONTARIO

Many will recall the brave efforts of pioneers, such as the late Dr. Augusta H. Stowe, in the face of ridicule, opposition and some-times persecution, to secure for women the right to medical attendance by those of their own sex. The late Dr. Michael Barrett, for many years a well-beloved master at Upper Canada College, was instrumental in founding the Women's Medical College, but the necessity for a separate institution has happily long since disappeared, and other times have brought other manners. Women as medical missionaries have amply justified by their devoted service in the Orient, as well as in the waste places of the earth, the noble efforts made some forty years ago to secure the right to enter this profession.

Women may be found practising law, dentistry, pharmacy, architecture and other professions, only opened to them after some opposition, but in which their presence is now taken as a matter of course.

In 1921, it was provided that in a city having a population of 100,000 or over, a woman may be appointed police magistrate upon the passing of a resolution of the council


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