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Why the Bird Commission on the Status of Women?

The Story

Just two weeks before the fact-finding mission officially kicks off, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson answers questions on the Royal Commission's directives. Florence Bird, the appointed chairperson of the unprecedented commission, discusses the role of women in an urbanized society, and the legal and social status of Canadian women.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: Feb. 3, 1967
Guest(s): Florence Bird, Lester B. Pearson
Duration: 2:10

Did You know?

• Florence Bird, whose pen name was Anne Francis, began broadcasting Headline History for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1942.


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