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Women's History Month | Week Four

In 1927 five women brought a case to the Supreme Court of Canada to establish the right of women to be appointed to the Senate. These women were Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney, and Irene Parlby. At the time women were not legally recognized as “persons” and could be denied rights based on narrow interpretations of the law. In fact, while some women in Canada gained the right to vote in 1916, many women — particularly women of colour — did not. By 1960, all women in Canada won the right to vote.

In recognition of the “Famous Five” bringing this case to the SCC, we have chosen five of our women authors to spotlight for Women’s History Month. These authors produce award-winning writing we love to read, and we’ve included some of their reviews and interviews as well.


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How to giftwrap Amy Spurway's gift to readers

As a book designer I spend my time crafting solutions to design and marketing challenges. On the best days, I make people really happy.

So how does one package an author's gift to the world? Read, muse, confer, consult, research, draft, scratch that, and that... revisit, reconsider, read some more, muse some more, confer some more...

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