Date of issue of stamp: April 17, 1985
Designed by : Ralph Tibbles based on illustrations by
The stamp shows the portrait of Mme Casgrain along with
a vignette which is symbolic of her work as a feminist .
10,587,500 copies of the stamp were printed by
© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
(née Forget). Born Montreal, Quebec 1896. Died November 2, 1981.
She is remembered for her campaign for women’s right to vote (suffrage) in
the province of Québec before WW II. (Quebec, the last province to grant
women the vote, passing legislation only in 1940.) She continued a career
in politics becoming the first Canadian woman to lead a provincial
political party. She was the leader of the Quebec CCF Party from
1951-1957. In 1970 she was appointed to the Senate of Canada. She is
considered a leading woman of 20th century Canada.