White Gloves Off

Just published by Second Story Press “White Gloves Off – The Work of the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women” Edited by Beth Atcheson and Lorna Marsden. “Pushing for change in times of inequality. During the 1970s and 1980s, after the Royal Commission on the Status of Women made its far-reaching recommendations, the volunteer Ontario Committee on the Status of Women went head-to-head with the Ontario government of Premier William Davis to fully implement key equality provisions for women in Ontario. Areas of concern were in employment, pay and benefits, child care and reproduction rights, education and training, family law, pensions, politics and the civil service, and human rights generally. Members of the committed organization tell the stories of how they came together, how they organized and lobbied for change, how they collaborated with other groups, how the issues changed, and what this early work means for women in Ontario – and the rest of Canada — today.”

Aline Gregory :    Pages 39-41, 50-51, 215