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Farm wives testify at Bird Commission

The Story

Fighting alongside their "urban sisters," women from rural regions of Canada appear before the Bird Commission public hearings in Edmonton to articulate a need for change. They disagree with property laws that prevent them from sharing equal ownership of their land with their husbands. The women also discuss a need for improved standards of living and more progressive abortion and contraception legislation.

Medium: Radio
Program: Matinee
Broadcast Date: April 26, 1968
Guest(s): May Huddleston, Paulina Jasmine, Mary Ellen Johnson, Elizabeth Peterson
Reporter: Ed Reid
Duration: 5:24
Photo: C.N.R. / Library and Archives Canada / C-085104

Did You know?

• Before 1969 it was illegal to distribute information on or issue a prescription for contraception in Canada.


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