Happy Persons Day and Women’s Campaign School on Nov 29

Today, Friday October 18, 2013 we celebrate 84 years since women were finally declared “persons” under Canadian Law on October 18, 1929.
 
Here is the notice for the Canadian Women Voters Congress upcoming Women’s Campaign School (WCS 2013).
 
WCS 2013 will be held November 29 and 30 at SFU Surrey. The school is led by veteran elected officials and campaign organizers from all parties, who will share practical skills and first-hand experiences working in our political system. The registration is open to women who want to be a candidate, run a campaign, or just be more knowledgeable about the process. This year’s campaign school has a strong focus on campaign managers — designed for both women running for office, and women running campaigns. The instructors include city councillors, MLAs, MPs and campaign managers who scored key victories in the 2013 provincial election. Registration information can be found at: https://wcs2013.eventbrite.ca
 
The “Persons Case” honours the five Alberta women — Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irine Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards whose determination led to a landmark victory in the struggle of Canadian women for equality. The Famous Five achieved not only the right for women to serve in the Senate, but they and their many contributions paved the way for women to participate in other aspects of public life.  The federal franchise excluded Asians until 1948, Inuit until 1950 and First Nations until 1960. 

Media Contact:
Canadian Women Voters Congress Board Chair Trina Isakson, and WCS  2013 Co-chairs Councillor Adriane Carr and Hon. Linda Reid, MLA (Richmond East) are available for interviews.
Please contact Corey Van’t Haaf: 604.889.5437

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