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We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.

— Rosemary Brown

People have the power to change. Ourselves. Our situations. Our government. Our culture. Our laws. Together, we are stronger. read more

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  • October 18, 1929: Persons Case

    This is a hugely important date in the legal history of women as it marks the moment Canada’s women added, “persons of right and privilege” to their standing of “persons in matters of pains and penalties.” This is a story about the process, led by Emily Murphy from 1916–1927, when the petition was signed to reconsider the definition of women, to the monumental day in 1929. Since then, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund has continued to press for changes to laws that affect women. read more