Famous Five Mural Unveiled in Edmonton

“Equal Pay Now” states a banner on a new mural in downtown Edmonton. A homage to the “famous five” the mural depicts Emily Murphy, Nelly McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Irene Parlby and Louise McKinney the five women who are behind the 1929 “persons” case, wherein Canada’s highest court, then the Privy Council in England, ruled that women are indeed persons and can thus sit in the senate. The unveiling was attended by Premier Alison Redford, Mayor Stephen Mandel, LEAF Edmonton Chair, Jo-Anne Kolmes, former LEAF National Chair and current Executive Director of the Centre for Constitutional Studies, Pat Paradis, and current LEAF National Chair, Jennifer Tomaszewski, as well as many others.

Alberta Premier Alison Redford
Alberta Premier Alison Redford

LEAF National Chairs - Jennifer Tomaszewski (current) Pat Paradis (former)
LEAF Chairs: Jennifer Tomaszewski (current), Pat Paradis (former)