Famous Five

And Canadians' Top Choice For A Woman On Currency Is..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business

A feminist and social activist will grace Canadian currency, if Canadians get their way.

It's Time We Honour Indigenous Women On Canada's Currency

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

Justin Trudeau announced on International Women's Day that a Canadian woman will appear on the next series of bank notes expected in 2018. And the Bank of Canada is now inviting nominations as to who should appear on the bill. This is our chance to have a say and perhaps at the same time make a statement.

This Woman Belongs On Canada's Money: Manitoba Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Nellie McClung singled out as a "female pioneer and democratic icon."

The Day (Some) Women Achieved Equality in Canada

Rachel Décoste | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Today, we celebrate the 1929 Persons Case on the anniversary of a ground-breaking case which the Supreme Court of Canada declared women to be "persons" under the law. Well, not all women. October 18 is now celebrated as Persons Day, but it was a milestone victory that did not extend to all. It is also worth giving credence to the struggles that continued for 40 long years after this 1929 monochromatic victory.