In 1946 she joined the CO-OPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH FEDERATION, becoming provincial leader 1951-57. She worked within the party, strengthening international socialist links, and in Québec helped mobilize opposition to Premier DUPLESSIS. In 1961 she founded the Québec branch of the VOICE OF WOMEN to protest the nuclear threat. She was a founder of the League for Human Rights (1960) and of the Fédération des femmes du Québec (1966). In 1970 she was appointed to the Senate. In her autobiography, A Woman in a Man's World (1972), she characterized herself as a humanist.
Author JENNIFER STODDART
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