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Introduction

On this site you will find a selection of exceptional Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian society and the world. Each woman's life and achievements are described, followed by a list of Resources.

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Rosemary Wedderburn Brown, P.C., O.C., O.B.C.
First Black Woman Elected to a Canadian Provincial Legislature
First Black Woman to Run for the Leadership of a Canadian Federal Political Party (1975)

Mary Ella Dignam
Artist, Teacher, Organizer

Celia Franca
Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher

Edith Josie
Journalist, justice of the peace

Dr. Frances Gertrude McGill
Pathologist, criminologist

Violet McNaughton
Feminist, Journalist, Activist

Marie-Hélène Prémont
Mountain Biking

Margaret Marshall Saunders
Writer, Animal Rights Activist, Organizer

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