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Ladies, upstairs! : my life in politics and after

Author: Monique Bégin
Publisher: Montreal ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The intriguing memoir of a fish out of water in Pierre Trudeau's cabinet.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bégin, Monique
Ladies, Upstairs! : My Life in Politics and After
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press,c2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Bégin
ISBN: 9780773555846 0773555846 9780773555839 0773555838
OCLC Number: 1079008296
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; LADIES, UPSTAIRS!; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Prologue; Illustrations; PART I Beginnings; 1 From Europe to Canada: Life as a Refugee; 2 The Love of Learning; 3 Sociology Here and Abroad; 4 Working and Getting Involved: Thérèse Casgrain; 5 Executive Secretary of a National Royal Commission; PART II Life as a Politician; 6 Going into Politics, Me?; 7 The House of Commons: A Strange Universe; 8 Parliamentary Secretary for Eleven Months; 9 Minister or Not? National Revenue; PART III The Biggest Department; 10 National Health and Welfare: The Medical Research Council 11 Social Policies: the Child Tax Credit and Pensions12 Aboriginal Health: Inuit and First Nations; 13 The Canada Health Act (1984); 14 Under the Microscope: A Few Very Public Files; PART IV Working with Pierre Trudeau; 15 The First Quebec Referendum (1980); 16 Trudeau's Two Departures; 17 "The Boss"; PART V Becoming an Academic; 18 A Visiting Professor: Notre Dame and McGill; 19 Four Years in Women's Studies (Unearthing Women's Health); 20 Dean of the New Faculty of Health Sciences; 21 Visiting Professor in Health Administration: Insolent Thoughts about Universities 22 An Ontario Report on Education and Two International CommissionsConclusion; Acknowledgments; Index
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