The Persons Case pt. 2

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  • April 1928
  • The Supreme Court denied the appeal because it "had to be interpreted in the light of the times it was written"!
  • Further, the Justices stated that all nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in the BNA Act were masculine. Meaning, men are meant to govern Canada!
  • This ruling leaves us abashed, but not despairing: hopeful but not hopeless. Acts can be amended and we believe they will. This ruling leaves us abashed, but not despairing: hopeful but not hopeless. Acts can be amended and we believe they will.
  • The five women were true to this statement and did not let the matter rest
  • Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • You have my support!
  • And so, with the Prime Minister's support, they referred the petition to Canada's highest court of appeal: the Privy Council of England.
  • October 18, 1928
  • The Privy Council of England unanimously ruled that 'persons' in Section 24 includes members of both the male and female sex! Also, women are eligible to be summoned and may become Members of the Senate of Canada!
  • We, and the women of Canada whom we had the high honour to represent, are not considering the pronouncement as standing for a victory, but rather as one which will permit our saying 'we' instead of 'you' in affairs of State
  • The battle was won and an important milestone in women's formal rights and responsibilities was reached
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