Monday, May 18, 2009

Persons memorial

Well! Here we are in the middle of an election in NS, and this week I find myself in Alberta to visit my son and his partner and to participate in the Canadian Social Justice Forum.

On our way home last night from the Calgary Tower, we visited a collection of sculptures that featured Judge Emily Murphy, Agnes MacPhail, and others who led the campaign in 1927 to recognize the personhood of women under the British North America Act. These women were also leaders in the movement for Canadian women's suffrage. It is very nicely presented and it was inspiring to look at it and read the interpretive panels. There are many sculptures like this in the downtown area, but this one is definitely the best.

That's great news about the NDP and the Libs iincluding support for women's services in their platforms! Yay! Do you suppose they're really serious???? It's almost hard to believe.

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