July 28, 2014

Thérèse Casgrain, feminist icon, quietly shunted by Harper government – Montreal – CBC News

Posted in Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, Taken Too Far, The misadventures of Stephen Harper tagged , , , at 11:14 am by CrystalineGoddess

Federal award named after feminist icon and heroine of Quebec women’s rights movement eliminated

Michele Nadeau, president of the Therese Casgrain Foundation, holds a photo of her grandmother Thérèse Casgrain.

Michele Nadeau, president of the Therese Casgrain Foundation, holds a photo of her grandmother Thérèse Casgrain. (The Canadian Press)

The Harper government has spent millions to commemorate the War of 1812 and other episodes from Canadian history, but has also erased at least one inspiring piece of the past.

Thérèse Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, to be replaced by a volunteer award bearing the prime minister’s banner.

Read more; Thérèse Casgrain, feminist icon, quietly shunted by Harper government – Montreal – CBC News.

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