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Jeanne Sauvé comments on FLQ crisis

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.

Journalist Jeanne Sauvé discusses the recent FLQ crisis and defends Trudeau's invoking of the War Measures Act.
jeanne sauve
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Magazine
Broadcast Date: Oct. 25, 1970
Commentator: Jeanne Sauvé
Host: Bruce Rogers
Duration: 1:57

Last updated: April 16, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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