Nation Builders and Famous “Firsts”
On June 5, 2012, an event celebrating past achievements of influential Canadian women and their visions for the future was held in Ottawa. Moderated by Maureen McTeer, 2008 recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case and the first spouse of a Canadian Prime Minister to keep her maiden name after marriage, this panel also featured a discussion on gender equality in Canada and the role of women in public life. The participants were Catherine Callbeck, Liberal Senator for PEI and the first female Premier of P.E.I., Audrey McLaughlin, former NDP leader and the first woman to lead a federal political party and Deborah Grey, former Reform Party leader and the first female leader of the federal official opposition.
This event was hosted by Famous 5 Ottawa, an organization that aims to inspire and educate women to become Nation Builders in the legacy of the Famous 5.