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Eulogy for Jeanne Sauvé

When describing Jeanne Sauvé, it's hard not to think of the word "first." She was the first woman MP from Quebec to become a cabinet minister, Canada's first female Speaker of the House, and the first female governor general. As she moved from broadcast journalist to high-profile political figure, Sauvé undoubtedly had her share of challenges and controversies. But through it all, the woman of "firsts" never lost her characteristic elegance and grace.

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The day after her death, reporter Jason Moscovitz pays tribute to Sauvé's political career.
jeanne sauve
Medium: Radio
Program: World Report
Broadcast Date: Jan. 27, 1993
Reporter: Jason Moscovitz
Duration: 1:56

Last updated: April 16, 2013

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