Canada: ALBERTA: Determined Woman

Chunky Charlotte Whitton is one of the best-known social workers in Canada; she is also one of the most determined women in the Dominion. Last spring, when Dr. Whitton criticized Alberta's penny-saving welfare system, Provincial Health Minister W. W. Cross shrugged her off as just "a human talking machine." He would run his department as before. Cracked Dr. Whitton: "Didn't Hitler say his empire would endure 1,000 years?"

With Arrogance. Last week, Minister Cross had a reminder never to underestimate the power of Charlotte Whitton. She issued a smashing summary of a four-month survey of the Alberta welfare system (conducted...

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