October 18 commemorates the case of Edwards v. Canada which decided women are eligible to sit in the Senate of Canada and that they are indeed included under the term ‘persons’.
This constitutional case was decided on October 18, 1929, by the Judicial Committee of the Imperial Privy Council, which at the time was the highest court of appeal.
The decision also helped recognize that the constitution should be interpreted in a way that adapts to a changing culture.
Print Resources in the Library
|Gender equality in the courts : criminal law : a study by the Manitoba Association of Women and the Law / editor, Mona G. Brown|
|Women, the law, and the economy / editors, E. Diane Pask, Kathleen E. Mahoney, Catherine A. Brown|
|Women in Canadian law|
|International decade for women, 1976-1985|
|The law is not for women|
|Reasoning with the Charter|
|The Supreme Court’s first one hundred Charter of Rights decisions : a statistical analysis / F.L. Morton, Peter H. Russell and Michael Withey|
|The Charter of Rights in litigation : direction from the Supreme Court of Canada / David Stratas|
Edwards v. Canada (Attorney General), 1929 CanLII 438 (UK JCPC)
desLibris (available to members of the Law Society of Manitoba behind the Member’s Portal)
| Quasi-constitutional Laws of Canada |
by John Helis
| Statutory Interpretation, 3rd edition |
by Ruth Sullivan