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Join us for Persons Day Breakfast before you Vote

October 19, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am


Persons Day is celebrated on October 18. We thought it was fitting to celebrate Persons Day on Election Day!

Join us at the Women’s Centre (170 Cashin Avenue Ext) for a fabulous toonie breakfast and great conversation before you head to the polls and vote!

We want women leaders today as never before. Leaders who are not afraid to be called names and who are willing to go out and fight. I think Women can save civilization. Women are persons.
Emily Murphy – 1931

What is Person’s Day?

The historic decision to include women in the legal definition of “persons” was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal – the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Great Britain – on October 18, 1929. This gave women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life.

October 18 is now celebrated as Persons Day, and the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case are awarded each year in October to mark the historic Persons Case decision.

The five women who pursued the case have become known as the Famous Five. They were journalists, magistrates and politicians who were influenced by a number of reform movements that took root in the early twentieth century. Their arduous legal quest, which began in 1927, resulted in a milestone victory and was a turning point for equality rights in Canada.


October 19, 2015
7:00 am - 9:00 am


St. John’s Status of Women Council


St. John’s Women’s Centre
170 Cashin Ext
St. John's , A1E3B6 Canada
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