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French-Canadian women demand change in abortion, divorce laws

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A woman's right to choose is key among the arguments the Bird Commission hears as it rolls through Quebec City and Montreal. In the predominantly Roman Catholic province of Quebec, a surprising number of women are demanding change in the abortion and divorce laws. Helene Pilotte, associate editor of the French-language edition of Chatelaine, discusses the results of a recent survey that examined these issues.

Medium: Radio
Program: Matinee
Broadcast Date: June 14, 1968
Guest(s): Helène Pilotte
Reporter: Ed Reid
Duration: 1:31

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• In 1972 Monique Bégin, former executive secretary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, became the first female Quebecer elected to the House of Commons.


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