An Emancipatory Vocation: Nursing in Quebec, 1912–1974

Established in 1967, the first Royal Commission on the Status of Women, also known as “the Bird Commission,” emerged following pressure from women’s groups calling for an inquiry into the status of women in Canada. The commission and its 1970 Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada was a major step for the Canadian women’s movement. On the fiftieth anniversary of its report’s release, however, an old refrain reemerged. When asked about the Commission’s report, some Canadian feminist historians resurrected the rather negative opinion about the nursing profession once held by their predecessors. […]

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