#GoodRead | Feminist disappears from public history under Harper government
This isn't new news, but it continues to be newsworthy to keep incredible women like Thérèse Casgrain and the Famous Five out in public where we can see them and continue their work.
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.
Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981…
Canada's Harper government has eliminated the Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award and removed images of Thérèse Casgrain, her award medal, and the Famous Five women off the $50 bill. It's awful to see the government quietly erasing important women from public view.