|My daughter & yours truly beside famous 5 statues in Ottawa|
Today is International Women's Day. For Canadians, many remember the famous five Alberta women (Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Muir Edwards) who succeeded in making the case for women as persons, hence giving them the right to vote.
This was a significant step toward equality of the sexes in Canada. Today women are able to pursue their careers in whatever field they choose in Canada. In our province of Alberta today, we have a female premier Rachel Notley, and the provincial caucus consists of an equal number of women and men. Although we Canadians are far from perfect, today is a day to remember our history, be thankful for our foremothers, and celebrate what has been accomplished, as well as bring to consciousness what still needs to be addressed, such as the abuse and disappearance of aboriginal/first nations women in Canada.