Famous 5 Ottawa Celebrates The Recipents Of The Governor General Persons Case Award

Famous 5 Ottawa with the generous support of Enbridge and in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright and CGA-Canada celebrates the 2013 Governor General’s Persons Case Award Recipients.

In 1929, women became “persons” under the law when Canada’s highest court of appeal declared that the word “person” included both women and men.

The Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created to celebrate that historic legal decision and to recognize individuals who have shown the courage and determination to significantly advance equality for women and girls in Canada.

Each year Famous 5 Ottawa honours these five individuals, including two in the youth category, who are chosen to receive the awards.