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  • Dora de Pédery-Hunt designed the Persons Case medallion. Her image of Queen Elizabeth has appeared on all Canadian coins.


    artistDora de Pédery-HuntNovember 16, 1913–September 29, 2008

    by Frances Rooney | January 6, 2009

    On October 18, 1929, Canada recognized that women are persons. In 1979, Dora de Pédery-Hunt designed the Persons Case medallion. She said of her design, “The subject of this medal is celebration! Celebration of Canadian women becoming ‘persons’, of joy and delight that at least one great step was taken.” According to Clara Hargittay, de Pédery-Hunt “was instrumental in introducing the ancient art of medal sculpture to Canada.” Think you have never seen her work? Think again.  read more

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  • April 1994: the night raid at Kingston’s Prison for Women

    by Sierra Bacquie

    There was supposed to be a new approach to the Correctional Service of Canada’s relationship to female offenders, who were promised responsible choices, respect, dignity, supportive environments, and shared responsibility. But on the night of April 26, eight women experienced humiliation, degradation, raw fear and trauma at the hands of an all-male emergency team. How did this happen? What has changed since?  read more