Canada at War: Wondering Women

For five straight sittings the House of Commons had irritably talked about the nation's manpower, given no thought to women. Finally a woman had heard enough about men. The member for North Battle-ford, Saskatchewan, Mrs. Dorise Neilsen, had a point and a question.

Said she: "On October 1, 1943, no fewer than 1,075,000 women were gainfully employed in Canada. . . . They are filling places ... in our gun factories, shipyards, steel mills. . . . Wherever it is a question of dexterity or accuracy or patience or pride in work, women are not second to men. . . . [These...

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