Person’s Day 2016
The Quimper Hittys have posed in a scene immortalised in a famous sculpture (link) of the “Famous Five”.
Thanks are due to Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung and Henrietta Muir Edwards who believed in gender equality under the law in Canada.
In 1929 they were successful in changing the law to reflect that belief by taking their argument to Highest Court of the Land which resulted in the declaration that women were in fact persons.
Click here for the Status of Women Canada Website about Persons Day.
Happy Persons Day to all men and women who believe in equal rights in Canada and everywhere!