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(March 20, 2004)

Charles Ed Aguilar

Lonsdale Quay

Robert Julian Agnel

Woman are Persons a Memorial to the 'Famous Five'

East Lawn on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

6:15 pm EST (18:15)

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After many attempts to have a woman appointed to the Canadian Senate and being refused because woman were not persons in federal law. The 'Famous Five' Canadian woman, Emily Murphy, Nellie Mooney McClung, Irene Marryat Parlby, Louise Crummy McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards asked the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question "Are women persons?" After five weeks of debate and argument the Supreme Court of Canada decided that the word "person" did not include women. The five woman refused to accept the decision and took the Persons Case to the Privy Council in England which in those days, was Canada's highest court. The women of Canada rejoiced when the Privy Council finally announced, on 18 October 1929, that Canadian women were indeed persons. For more detailed information on the persons case http://www.collectionscanada.ca/04/042412_e.html
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