The Persons Case Comic #2

The Persons Case Comic #2

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  • Supreme Court of Canada
  • I'm sorry, but the BNA act was written a long time ago and it is "the light of the times in which it is written"
  • April 1928
  • 1928
  • "All pronouns and adjectives in the BNA act are masculine which means it is only men that are meant to govern Canada"
  • "This ruling leaves us abashed but not despairing, humbled but not hopeless" 
  • 1928
  • October 18 1929 Privy Council of England
  • Women are eligible to be summoned and may become members of the senate of Canada.  
  • 1929
  • Emily Murphy
  • We and the women of Canada are not considering the pronouncement as standing for a sex victory, but rather as one which will permit our saying "we instead of you in affairs of state"
  • Cairine Wilson
  • I just got appointed "Canada's First Senator"
  • 1930
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