The Famous Five who legally gained the right for women to vote in Canada in 1929 ~ That is pretty recently! There are identical statues erected to their achievement in Ottawa, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta since they all lived in Alberta when involved in t
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
In 1929 Women were declared "persons" under Canadian law. The "Famous Five": Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy and Irene Parlby appealed the Supreme Court decision to turn them down and won.
The Famous Five of the Persons Case (Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy and Irene Parlby). Because of these 5 ladies from Alberta their fight, women became recognised as Persons Under the Law in Canada.
Nellie McClung Feminist, writer and politician Nellie McClung, along with Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, and Henrietta Muir Edwards was one of the Famous Five, who fought for women's rights in Canada. As well as her involvement in The Person's Case, McClung promoted a minimum wage and decent working conditions for women factory workers and fought successfully for the vote for women in Alberta.
The famous five: [L-R] Irene Parlby, Nelly McClung, Henrietta Edwards, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney. Canadian women who found (and won) to get women recognized as "persons" in the Canadian constitution.
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”