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The Famous Five Granddaughter's

A Person's Day video

In Canada, October 18th , commemorates Person’s Day. Person’s Day is the day when the Judicial Council of Britain's Privy Council (1929), Canada's highest court at the time, declared women persons under the law. The effort was led by judge Emily Murphy, the group included Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney and Irene Parlby.

Together, the five women had many years of active work in various campaigns for women's rights dating as far back as the 1880s. Nationally and internationally they earned a reputation among reformers. As the case took on a position in Canadian women's history, the group became popularly known as the "Famous Five.

This year to honour Person’s Day the Corner Brook Status of Women Council with Roger’s cable invited five local youth (Juliette Colbourne, Izzy Jones, Ella Tucker, Jane Tucker and Jill Way) to take part in a video to recognize the Famous Five and bring attention to equality issues that are still relevant today. The video highlights the glass ceiling, the second shift, media representation, pay equality and the me too movement.

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