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Famous 5

The famous 5 are not the NWO or a bunch of comic book superheroes. They can be compared to a wrestling team or superheroes though because they did fight the government to get better rights for women.

Together, Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby and Nellie McClung achieved the recognition of women as persons under the British North America Act in 1929 so that they could be appointed to the Senate. They also worked in their own ways to improve women's lives in Alberta, across Canada and the world. These Alberta women became known as the Famous 5.

Famous 5 monument at Olympic Plaza in Calgary

Famous 5 monument at Olympic Plaza in Calgary