Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On December 7

On this day in ...
... 1970 (40 years ago today), at Canada's House of Commons in Ottawa, the nearly 500-page Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada was presented. The 167 recommendations in the report (left) -- on, for example, maternity leave, contraception, family law, child care, and pensions -- "were based on fundamental principles which assumed that equality of opportunity for Canadian men and women was possible, desirable and ethically necessary." (photo credit) Many, but not all, of the recommendations eventually would be implemented.

(Prior December 7 posts are here, here, and here.)

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