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 Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, Taken Too Far, The Misadventures of Stephen Harper at 11:14 am by CrystalineGoddess
Federal award named after feminist icon and heroine of Quebec women’s rights movement eliminated
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.