Clinging to McClung: Time to let a Canadian icon go?

Historian and author Charlotte Gray joined the Broadcast to talk more about her book,  The Promise of Canada: 150 Years — People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country. In this interview Gray defends her portrayal of Nellie McClung as a note-worthy suffragette, despite some attitudes that would not be considered strongly feminist today. “You can’t retrofit today’s values on the past,” she said. Gray also talked about how the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Bertha Wilson, although token on the surface, was a turning point in strengthening the voice of and for women on the court.

Women mentioned in this podcast:

Lindy West 

Nellie McClung

Bertha Wilson

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