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Women and men celebrate Person’s Day

In Canada October 18 is “Persons Day” or the day we celebrate women being declared persons. Here is the blurb from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Every October, Canada celebrates Women’s History Month, with the highlight being Persons Day on October 18. The month of October was selected because of the historical significance of the “Persons Case“ decision of 1929, which …

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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 …

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Today in Canada we celebrate women being persons

October 18th, 2012 is the 83th anniversary of Persons Day, the historic day in 1929 when women were finally legally recognized in Canada as “persons” and thus allowed to serve in the Senate.  Referred to as The Famous Five, Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Henrietta Muir Edwards fought together to change the …

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The famous five women are now senators

On October 8, 2012 the Famous Five posthumously became the only Canadians to be appointed honorary senators. We honour them as perhaps the best known Canadian women in history today who fought for our rights! Referred to as The Famous Five, Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Henrietta Muir Edwards fought together to …

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Sad to see the $50 bill erase famous five women

This month the federal government removed women from the Canadain $50 bill. It replaced an important image and words on the bill and in doing so set woman back, again. The image was of the “famous five” women who in 1929 fought to have women declared “persons” under the law. This legal case set a new course for all of human rights. The words …

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