PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
2014

Statement by the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Status of Women, On Persons Day

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Status of Women, issued the following statement on the occasion of Persons Day:

  "On this special day, we commemorate the remarkable contributions of the 'Famous Five'. In 1929, five Canadian women - Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Nellie McClung - fought and won the right for women to be legally recognized as 'persons' in Canada. This historic decision allowed women to be appointed to the Senate of Canada, and paved the way for their increased participation in public and political life.
 
  The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of this historic date for all Canadians. Persons Day reminds us of the exceptional and worthy contributions that women have made and continue to make to our nation.
 
  On behalf of the Government of Canada, I invite all Canadians to join me in marking this important day."

SOURCE Status of Women Canada



Featured Video

Journalists and Bloggers

Visit PR Newswire for Journalists for releases, photos, ProfNet experts, and customized feeds just for Media.

View and download archived video content distributed by MultiVu on The Digital Center.

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

Next in Women News

 

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

 
 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

 
 

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.

 

Online Member Center

Not a Member?
Click Here to Join
Login
Search News Releases
Advanced Search
Search
  1. PR Newswire Services
  2. Knowledge Center
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Contact PR Newswire
  5. Send a News Release