Womens and the Persons Case

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Women in Canada gained the right to vote in the Federal election by 1918, but did not have all the privileges that men had. Due to this the Person’s case was developed in order to deal with this.
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Caroline Wilson of Montreal was the first women to be appointed as a Senator after the persons case was passed by the Privy Council.

 

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This photo depicts Mackenzie king with the five women who worked on the persons case. In no particular order the women were Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Edwards and Irene Parlby.
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