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Persons Day celebrates a Canadian constitutional case decided on October 18, 1929.

The Judicial Committee of the Imperial Privy Council announced that the court's decision was that the word 'person' would include women:

"The exclusion of women from all public offices is a relic of days more barbarous than ours. And to those who would ask why the word "person" should include females, the obvious answer is, why should it not?"
 
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