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Viola Desmond didn't set out to be a civil rights leader. But in 1946 when she was removed from a theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia for sitting in a section reserved for whites, she fought back in court.
The beauty salon owner lost the case but strengthened the fight to end racial segregation in Canada. She went on to become a civil rights icon. In Nova Scotia, Heritage Day on February 16, 2015, has been dedicated to the legacy of Viola Desmond.
Doing the laundry—and doing it well—has been an integral part of female culture for generations.
The hands that rocked the cradles of Canada’s prime ministers.
In a perfect world, the thirty-six women on this list would be household names. But for too long history textbooks have focused on great men, to the exclusion of all others.
Over the past 375 years the Ursuline and Augustinian nuns of Quebec have played a significant role in the history of Quebec City and Canada. Their contributions have been highlighted with commemoration activities.