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The 'Persons' Case - The Victory

With Prime Minister Mackenzie King's moral and financial support, the decision was appealed to what was at that time Canada's highest court of appeal, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of England.

On October 18, 1929, Lord Sankey, Lord Chancellor of the five male member Privy Council, announced that "yes, women are persons . . . and eligible to be summoned and may become Members of the Senate of Canada."

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