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Together, they are known as the Famous 5—the women who struggled to have women declared "persons" so they could be appointed to the Canadian Senate. Individually, each was a prominent women's leader in her own right. On the following pages, we will meet Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby and Nellie McClung.

 

We will learn about their private lives, as well as their public involvements and achievements. We will also learn about the major causes of the day, and why they were important. 

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Nellie McClung
Louise McKinney
Henrietta Muir Edwards
Emily Murphy
Irene Parlby


 
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