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At a time were Canada was still developing there were very few human rights Even with this being said there were even fewer right for women because they were not considered persons No one knew this until five women Nellie McClung Emily Murphy Iriene Parlby Louise McKinney and Henrietta Edwards brought to the attention of the court that women were being treated unfairly What could just five women do against the Canadian and British governments and win the case with sexist judges and juries As you may now know these five women help create the Canada that we live in today Emily Murphy was a proud Canadian As a Alberta native she tried to be Canadas first female Senator Emily try to get the government of Alberta to sign a petition to allow there be a separate womens court But instead the attorney general at the time Charles Cross appointed Emily Murphy to be Canadas first female judge On her first day a lawyer challenger her by saying that she should not be a judge because she wasnt even a person As the days went on the Lawyers kept bringing it up Then due to complaints she was fired from her job Furious with anger applied for people mainly women to stand forward and fight the courts of Canada Her first choice was her friend Nellie McClung who was a dedicated worker on human rights After her she choice the three other women to help her fight to regain women and human rights in Canada Nellie McClung was one of Emily Murphys friends Nellie was very interested in human rights and fought to get more in the work place and for people old and young At a very early age she qualified to be a teacher This may have helped her to be confident in herself to learn more and help change human rights Since Nellie McClung believed in prohibition it
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