feb 8, 1929 - The persons case
Before 1929, women didn't count as “persons”. This was a issue all women faced in the past. Five women in Alberta decided to take action and form and group named The Famous Five. The Famous Five fought for the rights of women by winning the person's case and that's why women today have the same rights as men and are considered people. The famous Five are significant people in Canadian history and they have brought up many of our rights. The famous Five where Emily Murphy, Henrietta Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, and Irene Parbly. They are well known for winning the person's case. This is a very significant moment in canadian history because if the famous five had not stood up for themselves and other women us as women would not have the same rights we have today.
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