Canadian Women as Legal Persons: How Alberta Combined Judicial, Executive and Legislative Powers to Win Full Legal Personality for All Canadian Women - The Jubilee of Henrietta Muir Edwards and Others v. Attorney-General for Canada decided October 18, 1929

  • Olive M. Stone


Alberta was greatly influential in the development of the full legal status of women in Canada. The author discusses the state of laws concerning women prevailing before the landmark case Edwards v. Attorney-General for Canada,providing valuable historical perspective. American and British case law and statutes are compared with their Canadian counterparts, concluding with an overview of the legal development of the status of women in Western Canada.