The Persons Case Comic

The Persons Case Comic

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  • "Women are persons in matters of pain and penalties but not rights and privileges."
  • 1916- Women's Court in Edmonton
  • "Women are indeed persons"
  • Judge Murphy and Jamison
  • 1917- Alberta Supreme Court
  • " I want to be the first female senator"
  • Emily Murphy
  • Judge Murphy and Jamison
  • According to the British North American Act "Women were are persons"
  • Only qualified persons (men) can be appointed to the Senate of Canada.
  • 1917- Alberta Supreme Court
  • Emily Murphy
  • "I'm going to take matters into my own hands"
  • 1917-1927
  • Nellie McClung
  • 1927
  • "We can show them how it's done"
  • "Okay ladies, let's put an end to this...lets be known as the famous five"
  • Irene Parlby
  • Louise McKinney
  • Henrietta Edwards
  • "you betcha!"
  • Supreme Court of Canada
  • "Does the word persons in section 24 of The British North America Act include female persons?"
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