Madeleine Parent on the Founding of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women

In this four-minute audio clip, the late Quebecoise feminist and trade unionist Madeleine Parent talks about the conference of women that was convened by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1970 to discuss the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women. Though the government agenda was to use the conference as a jumping-off point for founding an advisory body on the status of women, grassroots organizing among participants (in which Parent played a central role) won the passage of a much more ambitious motion: the founding of an independent but funded advocacy organization that ultimately became the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, for many year the largest national feminist coalition in the country.

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