Women's Education des femmes, 1979-1989 - Vol. 7, No. 2
Authors: Randi R. Warne
1989 marked the tenth anniversary of CCLOW. It was also the 60th anniversary of one of the most famous cases in Canadian legal history, the famous Person's Case, in which women were declared legally "persons" in the matter of rights and privileges, as well as in the matter of pains and penalties.
This article is about one of the five women who brought the Person's Case through the Canadian Supreme Court right up to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Britain, Nellie McClung (1873-1951), celebrated novelist, essayist, suffragist, and political activist.