The Perpetuation of a Myth: The Anderson-Axworthy Affair
Keywords:Canadian politics, women's movement, Liberal Party,
A member of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW) gives her account of events comprising the crisis of 1980-81. As an activist from outside Ontario, Berenice Sisler presents a different view than that of lawyers and the central Canadian women’s movement. Sisler indicated that this account was written in 1997. She referred to Edward Greenspon and Anthony Wilson-Smith (1996) as having provoked it, and wrote in ink at the bottom of the last page “February, 1997.”
Un membre du Conseil consultatif canadien sur la situation de la femme (CCCSF) fait son propre récit des événements qui ont engendré la crise de 1980-1981. En tant que militante venant de l’extérieur de l’Ontario, Berenice Sisler présente une vision différente de celle des avocats et du mouvement féministe du Canada central. Sisler a indiqué que ce récit avait été rédigé en 1997. Elle a cité Edward Greenspon et Anthony Wilson-Smith (1996) comme les personnes ayant provoqué cette crise et a écrit à l’encre au bas de la dernière page « Février 1997. »
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