WeirFoulds Supports LEAF’s 2017 Persons Day Evening Gala and the Rights of Girls and Women in Canada

WeirFoulds was proud to be an associate sponsor of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund’s (LEAF) 2017 Persons Day Evening Gala.

The sold out event brought together more than 600 professionals from the legal, business, labour and academic sectors and was headlined by feminist writer and performer Sandra Shamas.

This event is LEAF’s largest fundraiser and the funds raised directly support the organization’s vital work in advancing substantive equality rights for women and girls in Canada through litigation, law reform and public education.

The Persons Day Evening Gala is held annually to commemorate October 18, 1929, when the British Privy Council (then Canada’s highest court of appeal) ruled in Edwards  v. Canada, known as the Persons Case, that women were to be considered persons under the law and should be eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate.

To learn more about LEAF, please click here.