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Four women and myself decided to do something about this. We spent 10 years trying to get women officially people. We were known as the Famous Five. We even have a memorial in Ottawa now.
In 1928, we went to the Supreme Court, and they said that women were not to be considered persons' and they were ineligible to be appointed to the Senate.
We then went to the Privy Council. This is where they officially ruled women as person's.
Because of the hard work of Emily Murphy and the Famous Five, women were declared as person's under law, and were able to be in the Senate.
Women are a long way from where they once were. Women in Canada are given the same rights under the law that men are. Each person should be treated equally, because after all...
We ALL are people.
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