Dr. Emily Stowe  was the first female doctor to practice in Canada, and an activist for women's rights and suffrage. Emily Stowe was born in Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario. Emily’s public struggle to achieve equality for women began in 1852, when she applied for admission to Victoria College, Cobourg, Ontario. Refused on the grounds that she was female, she applied to the Normal School for Upper Canada, which Egerton Ryerson had recently founded in Toronto.

Emily Stowe was the first female doctor to practice in Canada, and an…

The government wanted to assimilate the aboriginal children to become exactly like Canadians.  The children were forced to learn English and speak only that.  They also had to abandon their religious beliefs.

'Firetraps,' disease and abusers - At least native children died in Canada's residential schools. Some of the aboriginal children died as runaways and were found frozen to death in snowy fields; others, who tried to escape their abusers, drowned.

Emily Murphy: 1868-1933; Emily Murphy was a Canadian women's rights activist, jurist, and author. She became the first female magistrate in Canada. She is best associated with feminism, specifically whether women were "persons" under Canadian law. In 1927, she and a group of other women contended that women could be qualified persons eligible to sit in the Senate. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that they were not. However, upon appeal to the British Privy Council, the women won their…

Nellie McClung "Never underestimate the power of woman" Nellie McClung was a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. She was a part of the social and moral reform movements prevalent in Western Canada in the early

Emily Murphy (1868-1933) was a Canadian equal rights activist. She became Canada's first female magistrate and helped to repeal discriminatory legislation against women. In 1929, she succeed in gaining a ruling that stated Women were legal persons under the B.N.A act and so could serve as a member of Congress and judges.  "The world loves a peaceful man, but it gives way to a strenuous kicker."  - Emily Murphy

Emily Murphy – The first women magistrate in the British Empire. In 1927 she joined forces with four other Canadian women who sought to challenge an old Canadian law that said, “women should not be counted as persons”

Source: Photograph The Persons Case. Women gained a huge victory for women’s rights in Canada. During the 1920s, women became more involved in society than they had been before. But they still earned half what men made, women participated in the work force and by 1929 made up 20 percent of its numbers. They generally worked as secretaries, sales clerks, factory workers, teachers and nurses.

History: August Supreme Court of Canada Rules Women are NOT Persons! - History and Headlines