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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.

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. JOANNE FISHER & JAMES TAYLOR Present
    • 2. The Triumph ofCanada’s Women The Famous Five and the Persons Case
    • 3. We live together in a nationwhere all women and menARE EQUAL UNDER THE LAW
    • 4. 1928 Leaders Workers Entrepreneurs Journalists ActivistsDecision Makers
    • 5. BUTThey could not be appointed to the Senate BECAUSE According to the Canadian Constitution women were not “persons”
    • 6. NOT APERSON
    • 7. EmilyMurphy
    • 8. Nellie McClung LouiseMcKinney
    • 9. Henrietta IreneMuir Edwards Parlby
    • 10. The Famous Five
    • 11. our Constitution is:• a living tree,capable of growth andexpansion• dynamic and open tochange• not narrowly bound bythe intentions of theoriginal framers
    • 12. THE RULINGThe word“persons”did indeedinclude women.
    • 13. Across the Empire
    • 14. The Ripple EffectChanged the way we thinkHow minorities are treatedHow we think of immigrants Open-minded & inclusive
    • 15. THE VALUES THAT CHARACTERIZE CANADA• Faith in government• Collective commitment to social programs
    • 16. Parliament Hill
    • 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. BibliographyCanadian Democracy (6th Edition)Stephen BrooksNellie McClungCharlotte Gray(with introduction by John Ralston Saul)