Meet Thérèse Casgrain /

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by MacLeod, Elizabeth,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Authors: Deas, Mike,--illustrator. | MacLeod, Elizabeth. Series: Scholastic Canada Biography Physical details: 32 pages : color illustrations. Subject(s): Women politicians | Feminists | Political activists 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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"Meet Thřs̈e Casgrain, who battled for equality and social justice, and was the first woman to lead a political party in Canada! From 1916 to 1925, women across Canada were winning the right to vote, province by province... but not in Quebec. It took another fifteen years of protest and the leadership of Thr̈s̈e Casgrain for women there to get the right to vote in provincial elections. And that was only the start of Thřs̈e 50-year career. She decided to change things from inside the government too, becoming the first woman to lead a political party in Canada. And although Therese may not have been elected, her decades long fight for equal rights, health care, and world peace is itself a victory."--