Thursday, October 18, 2018

Persons Day 2018

Today is recognized as Persons Day where 5 women, also known as the "Famous Five" -- Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards -- successfully changed the law through a case decided at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council to include women in the definition person

More on the background on Persons Day here

BC Premier John Horgan speaks to Persons Day 2018 here
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Persons Day 2018 here

I am personally thankful to the "Famous Five" for pursuing equality for women as they contribute much to society and all governments but I acknowledge that there is so much more work to do to ensure true equality for women/men...


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