POLITICS

Alberta Premier Redford pays tribute at unveiling of Famous 5 mural in Edmonton

07/03/2012 01:24 EDT | Updated 09/02/2012 05:12 EDT
EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is paying tribute to the five women who helped blaze the trail for the rights of women in Canada.

Redford spoke at the unveiling in downtown Edmonton of a mural honouring Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Muir Edwards, and Nellie McClung.

Redford says that, like the Famous Five, women must strive not to just prove they can fill men's shoes in public life, but also discover unique ways to better society.

The mural, on the side of a building, is a City of Edmonton project.

Opposition Liberal Laurie Blakeman says when it comes to the province honouring the Famous Five, art imitates life.

Blakeman says she and other politicians had to fight to simply get the portraits of the Famous Five hung in the legislature building.