On October 18th, 1929, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council reversed a decision by the Canadian Supreme Court ruling that women were not “Persons” according to the British North American Act – and marking it the first ever Persons Day in Canadian history.
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The Persons Case enabled women to work for change in both the House of Commons and the Senate. It also meant that women could no longer be denied rights based on a narrow interpretation of the law.
The Globe and Mail reported that India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar confirmed he had spoken to Blinken and the U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about Canadian allegations of New Delhi’s possible involvement in the June killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.
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The B.C. Wildfire Service says almost 25,000 square kilometres of trees, bush and grassland have burned this year, almost double previous record, while the cost of fighting fires is now at approximately $770 million, reports the CBC.
Statistics Canada » While men still earn more than women, the gender wage gap continued to narrow from 16% in 2007 to 12% in 2022 among paid workers aged 20 to 54 years.
Parks Canada scientists and members of The Key First Nation work together to reintroduce a plains bison herd to the landscape.