October 18, 2018

Persons Day #ClaimYourSpace

persons day

Today marks the 89th anniversary of the historic Persons Case decision in which the Canadian legal definition of "persons" was amended to include women. This decision marked a turning point for equality rights in Canada and opened the door for women to to be appointed to the Senate of Canada.

In Canada, October 18th is now celebrated as Persons Day to mark the historic decision.

Read more about Persons Day and the Famous Five women who fought to make it happen.