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A podcast featuring figure skater Barbara Ann Scott, the darling of the 1948 Moritz Olympics. Scott passed away in 2012.
Interview by Nelle Oosterom
Canada’s History Senior Editor Nelle Oosterom spoke with figure skating legend Barbara Ann Scott in 2010. Scott, who passed away in 2012, made Canada proud during the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics.
Weakness, lack of intelligence, mental instablility — a century ago, these were some of the many reasons given for why women were unfit to vote.
The idea that women could drive an automobile — let alone drive around the shell holes of the frontlines — was rather revolutionary at the outbreak of the Great War. But nicety was soon driven out by necessity.
See the groundbreaking CBC documentary that was among the first to reveal the horrifying reality of the Vietnam War.
Women were some of Canada’s most popular broadcasters in the heyday of radio.