JOANNE FISHER & JAMES TAYLOR         Present
The Triumph ofCanada’s Women   The Famous Five and the Persons Case
We live together in a nationwhere all women and menARE EQUAL UNDER THE LAW
1928   Leaders    Workers Entrepreneurs  Journalists    ActivistsDecision Makers
BUTThey could not be appointed to          the Senate          BECAUSE  According to the Canadian  Constitution women were...
NOT APERSON
EmilyMurphy
Nellie McClung  LouiseMcKinney
Henrietta       IreneMuir Edwards   Parlby
The Famous Five
our Constitution is:• a living tree,capable of growth andexpansion• dynamic and open tochange• not narrowly bound bythe in...
THE RULINGThe word“persons”did indeedinclude women.
Across the Empire
The Ripple EffectChanged the way we thinkHow minorities are treatedHow we think of immigrants  Open-minded & inclusive
THE VALUES THAT CHARACTERIZE         CANADA• Faith in government• Collective commitment to social  programs
Parliament Hill
Photo and Image Credits:http://centros3.pntic.mec.es/cp.ribera.de.canedo/ENGLISH/Parliament-Building-4.jpghttp://www.herit...
BibliographyCanadian Democracy (6th Edition)Stephen BrooksNellie McClungCharlotte Gray(with introduction by John Ralston S...
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A look at the Famous Five and the Persons Case. A monumental event in the struggle for equal rights for women. The story of five women from Alberta and how they changed the world.

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    1. 1. JOANNE FISHER & JAMES TAYLOR Present
    2. 2. The Triumph ofCanada’s Women The Famous Five and the Persons Case
    3. 3. We live together in a nationwhere all women and menARE EQUAL UNDER THE LAW
    4. 4. 1928 Leaders Workers Entrepreneurs Journalists ActivistsDecision Makers
    5. 5. BUTThey could not be appointed to the Senate BECAUSE According to the Canadian Constitution women were not “persons”
    6. 6. NOT APERSON
    7. 7. EmilyMurphy
    8. 8. Nellie McClung LouiseMcKinney
    9. 9. Henrietta IreneMuir Edwards Parlby
    10. 10. The Famous Five
    11. 11. our Constitution is:• a living tree,capable of growth andexpansion• dynamic and open tochange• not narrowly bound bythe intentions of theoriginal framers
    12. 12. THE RULINGThe word“persons”did indeedinclude women.
    13. 13. Across the Empire
    14. 14. The Ripple EffectChanged the way we thinkHow minorities are treatedHow we think of immigrants Open-minded & inclusive
    15. 15. THE VALUES THAT CHARACTERIZE CANADA• Faith in government• Collective commitment to social programs
    16. 16. Parliament Hill
    17. 17. Photo and Image Credits:http://centros3.pntic.mec.es/cp.ribera.de.canedo/ENGLISH/Parliament-Building-4.jpghttp://www.heritage.nf.ca/society/womenswalk/images/site7_photo1_500.jpghttp://www.cinestatic.com/infinitethought/uploaded_images/typing-775077.jpghttp://www.officemuseum.com/IMagesWWW/1925_Accounting_Office_Brooklyn.JPG http://www.officemuseum.com/1923_Office_with_Five_People.jpghttp://www.folkloreproject.org/programs/exhibits/plenty/playMe.jpghttp://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/advertis/images/ads7-09b.jpghttp://esask.uregina.ca/management/app/assets/img/enc2/selectedbig/51C20472-1560-95DA-4373B5E432D20FDF.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/11/KingPersons.jpg/220px-KingPersons.jpghttp://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/125977/125977,1254988083,3/stock-vector-maple-tree-autumn-leaf-fall-38448325.jpghttp://www.robink.ca/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2008/08/20080818_dsc_00jpghttp://www.albertasource.ca/images/famous5.jpghttp://www.stockphotopro.com/photo-thumbs-2/AK7N3N.jpghttp://umanitoba.ca/outreach/cm/vol17/no29/thefamousfive.jpghttp://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/aia/docs/images/west3.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_tPru6T6T1c4/SUAOaNkC7NI/AAAAAAAAABw/1XaIYHJOVU/s20/canadian_flag.jpghttp://www.canadianconstitutionfoundation.ca/files/3/BNAdoc.jpghttp://www.galaxy.com/rvw174724-544729/The_Constitution_Act_1867.htmhttp://northernblue.ca/common/thumb/330px-StatuteWest.jpghttp://increationwetrust.org/images/clip_image001_0001.gifhttp://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/images/mahatma-gandhi.jpghttp://www.classic-literature.co.uk/american-authors/19th-century/abraham-lincoln/abraham-lincoln.gifhttp://victorianstation.com/images/v66.JPGhttp://msplaskohistory.wikispaces.com/file/view/World_Map.jpg http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?id=10205
    18. 18. BibliographyCanadian Democracy (6th Edition)Stephen BrooksNellie McClungCharlotte Gray(with introduction by John Ralston Saul)
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