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History Month
Statues and Monuments

Women are Persons! Monument (Famous Five Monument)
Ottawa, Ontario

The Sculptures

Emily Murphy
Statue of Nellie McClung. (Copyright M. Forster.)

The five bronze sculptures were created by Barbara Paterson and cast by Bronzart Casting Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta. The scene is intended to depict the time when the Famous Five read the news that they had been successful in having Canadian women declared "persons" under the law, and hence eligible to sit in the Senate.

Emily Murphy
Statue of Emily Murphy. (Copyright M. Forster.)

Emily Murphy, who initiated the Persons Case, is shown in a standing position beside her chair.

Muir and McKinney
Statues of Henrietta Muir Edwards (L) and Louise McKinney (R).
(Copyright M. Forster.)

Figures of Henrietta Muir Edwards and Louise McKinney are sitting beside a small table, drinking tea.

McClung and Parlby
Statues of Nellie Mcclung (L) and Irene Parlby (R).
(Copyright M. Forster.)

Nellie McClung is shown holding up the news, while Irene Parlby has a look.

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