This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
The Privy Council renders judgement in the case of Edwards v. Attorney General of Canada. In this case known simply as the Persons' Case, the Privy Council reversed a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (1928, S.C.R. 276) and declared that women were in fact 'persons' under the British North America Act of 1867. Women were now eligible to sit in the Senate.