© Star photo by Gary Kean
About a dozen women, and a couple of men, took part in a rally to celebrate Person's Day in Corner Brook Friday morning.
CORNER BROOK It may have been a relatively small group, but they certainly did their best to spread the message of Person’s Day.
About a dozen women and a handful of men gathered at Remembrance Square in Corner Brook Friday morning to mark the anniversary of the day in 1929 when women were declared “persons” under the British North American Act.
The historic ruling was a monumental milestone in the women’s equality movement.
Carrying signs with messages of gender equality, the rally participants handed out around 200 flyers containing information about Person’s Day to motorists as they came through the busy intersection of West Street and Main Street.
The rally also drew awareness to allegations that young female students may have been discriminated against during the recent municipal election in Corner Brook. The Grenfell Campus Student Union reported that some young women were referred to as “little girls” when they went to cast their votes and were questioned about their interest in politics.