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Women in the labour force of 1968

The Story

The Montreal YWCA offers training for women seeking to widen their horizons with second careers, says CBC reporter Marion McCormick. Program director Phyllis Poland explains that women need and want to make a meaningful contribution to society and she says they're finding their second niches in social work and libraries. But some voices of opposition say that this desire to move onward and upward is in fact woman's tragic flaw.

Medium: Radio
Program: Agenda
Broadcast Date: March 9, 1968
Guest(s): Phyllis Poland
Reporter: Marion McCormick
Duration: 4:42

Did You know?

• The Canadian Human Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the grounds of sex in employment and services in federal jurisdiction. Enacted in 1977, it also promoted the code of equal pay for equal work.


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