Womens Suffrage

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.