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  Marie Thérèse (Forget) Casgrain - Canadian Women in Government - Celebrating Women's Achievements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thérèse Casgrain was the daughter of Lady Blanche MacDonald and Sir Rodolphe Forget, an eminent lawyer, financier, Conservative politician and philanthropist.
Casgrain was the Independent Liberal candidate in the Charlevoix-Saguenay riding, the same seat held both by her father and by her husband - until his appointment as a judge of the Quebec Superior Court.
Casgrain joined the CCF Party because she " had long seen how badly Canada needed a political party centred upon the common good rather than on the promotion of personal interests." In 1948, she was chosen one of the national vice-chairpersons of the CCF Party.
www.collectionscanada.ca /women/002026-847-e.html   (1223 words)

  
 2001-2004 Series, Canadian Journey - $50 Note, Background Information - Bank Note Series, 1935 to present - ...
Casgrain was involved in provincial, national, and international organizations and was one of the pioneers of the women's rights movement in Canada.
This award commemorates Thérèse Casgrain's lifelong campaign for women's rights, world peace, and social justice, and recognizes the voluntary contributions of men and women whose pioneering spirit and social commitment have contributed significantly to advancing a social cause and to improving the well-being of their fellow citizens.
Thérèse Casgrain was selected to illustrate the theme of the $50 note—nation building—because her efforts helped to create and reinforce the principles of equal rights and fairness in Canadian society.
www.bankofcanada.ca /en/banknotes/general/character/background_50_casgrain.html   (379 words)

  
 Casgrain, Thérèse
Casgrain, Thérèse, née Forget, reformer (b at Montréal 10 July 1896; d there 2 Nov 1981).
Born to a wealthy family, she married Pierre-François Casgrain, Liberal lawyer and politician, and raised 4 children.
A founding member of the Provincial Franchise Committee for women's suffrage in 1921, she campaigned ceaselessly for women's rights in Québec and hosted a popular Radio Canada program in the 1930s, "Fémina." During WWII she was one of 2 presidents of the Women's Surveillance Committee for the WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001451   (207 words)

  
 Pierre-François Casgrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Casgrain graduated in law from Université Laval and practiced in Montreal where he worked as an organizer for the Liberal Party of Canada and the Liberal Party of Quebec.
From 1921 to 1925, Casgrain was the parliamentary whip of the Quebec Liberal caucus, and from 1926 to 1936, he was the Chief Whip of the Liberal caucus.
Casgrain was nominated by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King to be Speaker of the House in 1936.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pierre-Fran%C3%A7ois_Casgrain   (285 words)

  
 Thérèse Casgrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thérèse Casgrain was raised in a wealthy family, the daughter of Lady Blanche MacDonald and Sir Rodolphe Forget.
She founded the Provincial Franchise Committee in 1921 and campaigned for women's rights and for the right to vote in Quebec elections, a right that was not won until 1940.
In recognition of her achievements, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau appointed Casgrain to the Canadian Senate in 1970, where she sat as an independent for nine months before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Th%C3%A9r%C3%A8se_Casgrain   (421 words)

  
 Poltics: Thérèse Casgrain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thérèse Casgrain entered the public sphere during the federal election of 1921 when she conducted a highly successful campaign for her husband who was prevented from doing so by illness.
She soon became vice-chairperson of the national CCF executive and in 1951 was chosen Quebec Social Democratic Party leader, which she held until 1957--the first woman party leader anywhere in Canada.
When the NDP succeeded the CCF in 1961 Casgrain continued her active support, holding the position of national vice-chairperson.
library.usask.ca /herstory/casgrain.html   (257 words)

  
 Media Centre: Press Release
Minister Stewart launched the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award in Ottawa on November 26, 2001, during the International Year of Volunteers to show the Government of Canada's gratitude for the immense contribution made by Canadian volunteers to this country.
The Thérèse Casgrain Award was originally created in November 1982 by the Honourable Monique Bégin, then Minister of National Health and Welfare, to honour the social activist, who passed away in 1981.
Bowman was chosen by Madame Casgrain to assist the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the Labour Party in drafting social legislation in Ottawa.
www.volunteer.ca /volcan/eng/content/mediacentre/news/HRDCaward.htm   (1602 words)

  
 A Woman in a Man's World - Living Memory - Library and Archives Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In this excerpt from her autobiography, Thérèse Casgrain (1896-1981) writes about the anti-nuclear peace group La voix des femmes [The Voice of Women].
Among many other causes, Casgrain waged a tireless campaign for female suffrage in Quebec elections, finally achieved in 1940.
Casgrain was a politician, radio journalist and activist in the cause of human rights, prison reform, equality and child welfare.
www.collectionscanada.ca /05/0509/050951/05095170_e.html   (135 words)

  
 CHSF Awards
This award was established to commemorate the work of Thérèse Casgrain and honour those who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to volunteering.
Thérèse Casgrain was an eminent Canadian whose actions continue to serve as an example to all.
It recognizes the voluntary contributions of individuals from communities across Canada whose pioneering spirit, social commitment and persistent endeavors have contributed significantly to the advancement of a social cause and the well-being of their fellow citizens.
www.canadianhomeandschool.com /news/awards.htm   (940 words)

  
 Government of Canada honours 2006 Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award recipients during National Volunteer Week
Marlene Bryenton were honoured as the recipients of the 2006 Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award by Lynne Yelich, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, on behalf of t he Honourable Diane Finley.
The Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award is open to all Canadian citizens, with the exception of members of the Thérèse F. Casgrain Foundation, elected officials of government while serving in office, past recipients of the award and employees of Social Development Canada.
Marlene Bryenton of Charlottetown, recipient, Renée Casgrain Nadeau, daughter of Thérèse Casgrain, and the Honourable Shawn Murphy, MP for Charlottetown.
news.gc.ca /cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=209279   (1005 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Casgrain,
Casgrain, Henri Raymond CASGRAIN, HENRI RAYMOND [Casgrain, Henri Raymond], 1831-1904, French Canadian historian.
HRDC - Celebrating Outstanding Voluntary Contributions: The Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award.
Brookfield Properties and bcIMC Launch Bankers Court Development in Calgary; Building Substantially Pre-Leased to Fraser Milner Casgrain and Compton Petroleum.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Casgrain,   (338 words)

  
 Quebec women and the vote - Voting in Canada: How a Privilege Became a Right - CBC Archives
But thanks to Thérèse Casgrain and her colleagues, Quebec women finally got the right to vote provincially in 1940.
In 1946, she joined the CCF party (the forerunner of the NDP) and became leader of the party in Quebec from 1951 to 1957.
Casgrain passed away in 1981 at the age of 85.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-73-1450-9554/politics_economy/voting_rights/clip2   (602 words)

  
 Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thérèse Casgrain, a native of Montreal, was the force behind various social reforms promoting justice and equality.
In the 1960s, Thérèse Casgrain participated in the World Disarmament Conference, where she was the only female Canadian delegate.
Throughout her life she chose to defend the cause of disadvantaged members of society, to denounce social injustice and to lend a voice to those who had none.
www.sdc.gc.ca /asp/gateway.asp?hr=en/hip/sd/ThereseCasgrain/00_home.shtml&hs=vxb   (523 words)

  
 Multicultural Association of Fredericton, Inc. - Host   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ashraf Ghanem, President of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council, Inc., was presented with the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award by Ken Dryden, Minister of Social Development on April 19 th in Ottawa.
In presenting the award, Minister Dryden said that the recipients' "determination and dedication demonstrate the power that each one of us has to improve our communities." The NBMC is delighted to see Ashraf's generous commitment of time and talent acknowledged at the national level.
Each year, Social Development Canada presents the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award to one man and one woman who have contributed significantly to the advancement of a social cause and to the well-being of their fellow citizens.
www.mcaf.nb.ca /award.html   (240 words)

  
 2004 - 13 October - Speeches - Publications and Research - Bank of Canada
That is why we have also included on the new note a tribute to Thérèse Casgrain, a pioneer of civil rights in Canada.
Through her involvement in provincial, national, and international organizations, Thérèse Casgrain worked to help the disadvantaged, improve the rights of women, and reform society for the benefit of all citizens.
In honour of this remarkable Canadian, the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award medallion, pictured on the back of the note, celebrates Canadian volunteers who advance a worthy cause and contribute to the well-being of their fellow citizens.
www.bankofcanada.ca /en/speeches/2004/sp04-13.htm   (1269 words)

  
 CNW Telbec
Each year, the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award is presented to one man and one woman who, through their advancement of a social cause and the well- being of their fellow citizens, have made meaningful contributions to the community.
The award was established to commemorate the work of Thérèse Casgrain, the force behind various social reforms and an ardent advocate of justice and equality.
The Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award consists of a bronze medallion, a lapel pin, a certificate of appreciation and a $5,000 donation to the registered voluntary organization designated by each recipient.
www.cnw.ca /en/releases/archive/November2005/15/c5423.html   (679 words)

  
 Le gouvernement du Canada honore deux éminents Canadiens en leur remettant le Prix Thérèse-Casgrain du ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Casgrain a œuvré dans des organismes provinciaux, nationaux et internationaux.
Casgrain a aidé les Québécoises à obtenir le droit de vote en 1940 et a contribué à permettre aux femmes de devenir bénéficiaires des chèques d'allocations familiales.
Thérèse Casgrain, née à Montréal, a été l'instigatrice de diverses réformes sociales favorisant la justice et l'égalité.
www.dsc.gc.ca /fr/sm/comm/ds/nouvelles/2005/050419.shtml   (1476 words)

  
 Western's Caucus on Women's Issues Essay Award Winners 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thérèse Casgrain was an ardent supporter of suffrage while Margaret McWilliams did not see a need for the enfranchisement of women.
[7] Thérèse Casgrain was the daughter of a member of parliament and the niece of the premier of Quebec.
Margaret Aitken's brother was a member of the British House of Commons in England and during her election campaign he travelled to Canada to lend Margaret his support; [17] her uncle was the famous Lord Beaverbrook.
www.uwo.ca /wcwi/essayaward/2004.htm   (7135 words)

  
 Government of Canada honours 2006 Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award recipients during National Volunteer Week ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
presents the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award to one man and one woman who have contributed significantly to the advancement of a social cause and to the well-being of their fellow citizens.
The award consists of: - a bronze medallion bearing the likeness of Thérèse Casgrain; - a lapel pin and a certificate of recognition; and - $5,000 to be awarded to a Canadian voluntary organization designated by the recipient.
The Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award is open to all Canadian citizens, with the exception of members of the Thérèse F. Casgrain Foundation, elected officials of government while serving in office, past recipients of the award and employees of Social Development
press.arrivenet.com /entertainment/article.php/786517.html   (992 words)

  
 Marie Thérèse (Forget) Casgrain - Les femmes canadiennes dans le gouvernement - Femmes à l'honneur : ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Casgrain se présente comme candidate libérale indépendante dans le comté de Charlevoix-Saguenay, le même siège occupé jadis par son père, et, plus tard, par son mari jusqu'à la nomination de ce dernier à titre de juge à la Cour supérieure du Québec.
Casgrain joint les rangs du parti CCF parce qu'«elle constate depuis longtemps que le Canada a grandement besoin d'un parti politique axé sur l'intérêt commun plutôt que sur la promotion des intérêts individuels.» En 1948, elle est choisie au nombre des vice-présidents nationaux du CCF.
Casgrain fonde la division québécoise de La Voix des femmes, un mouvement dédié à la paix dans le monde.
www.collectionscanada.ca /femmes/002026-847-f.html   (1386 words)

  
 heroines.ca, Women in Canadian History
Thérèse Casgrain (1896-1981) was born in Montreal, and became a leader in the battle to get Quebec women the right to vote in provincial elections.
In March 1961 Thérèse Casgrain participated in a trip made by a delegation of VOW members from Montreal to Ottawa in March 1961.
Thérèse Casgrain explained that though there was nothing really new in the document, the 400 women involved wanted to ensure that the federal government realized Canadians were well-informed about the issues related to peace and disarmament.
www.heroines.ca /history/casgrain.html   (365 words)

  
 Information about Canada FDC: 32¢ Thérðse Casgrain (1896-1981), Suffragist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She was a founder of both the French Junior League and the French Federated Charities, member of the Health League of Canada, and a director of the Canadian Welfare Council.
Although her interests were diverse, Casgrain remained active in politics and in 1942 became the first Quebec woman candidate in a federal election and finished second in a field of five candidates.
Undaunted, Casgrain became vice-chairman of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, a Canadian political party which strived to transform the Canadian economic system into a democratic cooperative commonwealth.
www.unicover.com /EA4NB5PK.HTM   (404 words)

  
 Language Log: Are Women Persons?
I have to admit that I tend to be a bit skeptical of claims that "sexist language", such as the use of he as a generic, has a significant influence on people's thinking, but it is true that people can and will use gender-specific language to their advantage.
I was reminded of this by the announcement that on October 17th Canada will issue a new $50 bill, which will bear on the back portraits of the Famous Five along with Thérèse Casgrain.
Thérèse Casgrain (English version) was a human rights activist and politician who died in 1981.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/001360.html   (481 words)

  
 Prix Thérèse-Casgrain du bénévolat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Montréalaise d’origine, Thérèse Casgrain a été l’âme d’innombrables réformes sociales, militant sans relâche pour promouvoir la justice et l’égalité.
Madame Casgrain a aussi lutté toute sa vie pour l’accession des femmes au gouvernement au Canada.
Dans les années 1960, Thérèse Casgrain a pris part à la Conférence mondiale du désarmement; elle a été la seule Canadienne à joindre la délégation.
www.dsc.gc.ca /fr/pip/ds/ThereseCasgrain/00_acceuil.shtml   (623 words)

  
 Culture.ca: Showcase
At the age of 19, she married Pierre Casgrain who was a federal Member of Parliament from 1917 to 1941.
She continued, nonetheless, to fight to promote the rights of Amerindiens, for the abolition of mandatory retirement at 65 and to improve the lot of seniors.
A holder of 11 honorary doctorates, the title of Grande Montréalaise in 1980 and numerous prestigious distinctions, Thérèse Casgrain, the Canadian activist woman of the century, died at 85, on November 3, 1981.
www.culture.ca /topic-theme-e.jsp?data=200408/shp3240000082004e.html   (487 words)

  
 AFP > About AFP | AFP Canada > Canadian Government Offers National Volunteer Award
(Dec. 19, 2005) Social Development Canada is now accepting nominations for the Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award, which annually honors one man and one woman for their volunteer and philanthropic efforts.
A native of Montreal, Casgrain was a leader in numerous social causes promoting equality and justice, including the women's right movement in Canada.
She founded and was later president of the Quebec League of Women's Rights and helped Quebec women gain the right to vote in 1940.
www.afpnet.org /ka/ka-3.cfm?content_item_id=23090&folder_id=1325   (335 words)

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