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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.
How Eileen Vollick became the first Canadian woman to earn a pilot's licence.
A hundred years ago, women in Canada took the first steps towards full participation in political life.
See the groundbreaking CBC documentary that was among the first to reveal the horrifying reality of the Vietnam War.
Women who played heroic roles during the War of 1812 tend not to be remembered today. The one exception is Laura Secord.