Women Are Persons... by Yannik Hay

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The Women are Persons! Monument is located on the grounds of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The monument was unveiled at a special event on October 18, 2000 to commemorate the Persons Case and the Famous Five women involved. Until this monument was installed on Parliment Hill, the only people honoured by statues here were dead prime ministers, monarchs and fathers of confederation. The Famous Five Foundation lobbied for about five years to have the Famous Five commemorated on the Hill.

Five Alberta women fought to have Canadian women recognized constitutionally as “persons” who were eligible to be named to the Senate. Emily Murphy led the battle and she was supported by Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Nellie Mcclung. The Supreme Court of Canada rejected their case in 1928 but the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council decided in favour of the women on October 18, 1929. These courageous ladies came to be known as the “Famous Five” and October 18 is now known as Persons Day in Canada. ref: http://www.heroines.ca/celebrate/statuepersons....

Texture: JoesSista
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2010-05-12
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 400
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.
Aperture priority: F/5.6
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: 28-300@208mm

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Mariano .
    Mariano .almost 5 years ago


  • Many thx, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    Yanik, this is great!! I would love to see it in Pink Panther Magazine

  • Thx Anna for the invitation and your great comment. Sure I will do right now. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful – well done !!

  • Many thx, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonalmost 5 years ago

    Great statue – Nicely captured!

  • Many thanks for your kind visit and words dear Duncan!

    – Yannik Hay

  • andy551
    andy551almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful creation!

  • Thanks so very much for your awesome comment. I truly appreciate you stopping by for a visit.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    Interesting piece Yan…. nicely captured and a great piece of history!!!!

  • Thx so much Brenda, take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    oops i did not know LOL
    Good job sis

  • Belated thx for your great comment. I’m very pleased that you like it. Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    YES … we certainly are !
    Great capture Yan !

  • Thank you very much Trish. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Marie for the banner. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago


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