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Who was Therese Casgrain? Did she do something significant afert WW2 ?

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    Thérèse Casgrain was an eminent Canadian whose actions continue to serve as an example to all. She was the force behind various social reforms promoting justice and equality. Thérèse Casgrain was appointed to the Senate in 1970 and became a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1974. Throughout her life she chose to defend the cause of disadvantaged members of society, to denounce social injustice and to lend a voice to those who had none. Thérèse Casgrain was an inspiring Canadian in every sense of the word.

    Following World War II, she left the Liberal Party and joined the social democratic Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). In 1948, she became one of the federal vice presidents of the CCF. She led the Quebec wing of the party, the Parti social démocratique du Québec, from 1951 to 1957 through three provincial elections using her position as a platform to campaign against the government of Maurice Duplessis. She was therefore the first female leader of a political party in Canada.

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