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Canadian feminists fight for change

The Story


The Bird Commission has been in full swing for just over one month now and the subject of what women want is regarded with equal measures of derision and passion. The social vista is cluttered with suburban housewives, girls in go-go skirts, working mothers and frustrated reformers. Like it or not, the Bird Commission's findings are front-page news. Activist and Toronto alderman Laura Sabia tells the Commission that attitudes towards women must change.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: March 28, 1967
Guest: Laura Sabia
Announcer: George McLean
Host: Gordon Donaldson
Duration: 5:03

Did You know?


• Laura Sabia headed a coalition of 32 women's organizations and campaigned for the creation of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women along with the Fédération des femmes du Québec. She threatened a march of three million women on Ottawa if the Commission was not established.


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