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Book launch of Ladies, Upstairs! by Monique Bégin
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February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Library and Archives Canada 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario Free admission Library and Archives Canada, the Ottawa Public Library, the Ottawa International Writers Festival and McGill-Queen’s University Press invite you to the launch, hosted by Charlotte Gray, of Ladies, Upstairs! My Life in Politics and After by Monique Bégin. Ladies, Upstairs! details the experiences of a feisty, candid outsider who, through sheer fortitude, intelligence and hard work, became minister of health and welfare, a university dean, a sought-after member for commissions of inquiry, and an international expert on public health. The voice of a woman in a male world, a francophone among anglophones, and a skeptical politician, Monique Bégin’s Ladies, Upstairs! provides a fascinating account of one of Canada's most impressive federal ministers and her discoveries through the decades. "Bégin was a major player in a period that marked the beginning of a long journey to make Canadian politics, public life, universities, and commissions deal with the two major revolutions of the twentieth century – feminism and decolonization. Her ability to choose allies, make friends, and help establish women's health as an important area of research and teaching is not a small accomplishment. Her story will be read by many people.” –Caroline Andrew, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa

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