Persons Day is an annual celebration in Canada, held on October 18 each year. The day commemorates the case of Edwards v. Canada (Attorney General), more commonly known as The Persons Case–a famous Canadian constitutional case decided on October 18, 1929 by the Judicial Committee of the Imperial Privy Council, at that time the court of last resort for Canada, which held that women were eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate.
In 1979, on the 50th anniversary of the Privy Council's decision, the Government of Canada instituted the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case to recognize outstanding contributions to advance equality for women in Canada. The Awards are presented annually at a ceremony on Persons Day.  People of merit can be nominated annually. 
- Persons Day October 18 Background Nellie Langford Rowell Library.York University
- A day to remember 'the famous five' David Asper, National Post, Wednesday, October 18, 2006
-  Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Person's Case
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