Why has there been no change for women? It's like they don't even consider us as people.
I dont know! Nothing is going to change if we don't have a women that men will listen to. Just a few years ago we got the right to vote but we can even vote for women.
That's what Emily Murphy, Irene Marryat Parlby, Nellie Mooney McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards "The Famous Five" thought. These five women decided to start a petition so that women could legally considered persons. This means that women could be appointed to the Senate.
We have made an unanimous decision that women are not considered "persons".
April 24, 1928
But I have signatures! I think everyone would really benefit sir.
Prior to this in 1921... Agnes Macphail was the first women to be elected to the House of Commons.
Agnes Macphail was one of the first two women elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. She was always interested in problems related to agricultural sector so she decided to join the United Farmers of Ontario (UFO).
Now to 2018
By, Paige Alcock
There are now 88 women in Canadian Parliament. The famous five and Agnes Macphile had a huge impact. they fought for what they believed in and even though it didn't go as quick as hoped, women are starting to become equal to men.