A salute to my amazing role models

As a little girl, I didn’t really understand feminism. I lived it and wasn’t exposed to the need to fight for it. In our family, my mother was a very dominant force. My sister and I were always surrounded by amazing women, most of whom had never married after the war, and all of whom inspired us with their impressive careers — professor, actuary, travel agent, banker, educator.

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Lest We Forget — And lest we merely ‘remember’ on Nov. 11

The events last month on the Hill and in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu have forever changed my understanding of Remembrance Day. No longer can it be only an extremely important history lesson. It will from now on mean that we must ensure that we also remember and honour those who right now, every day are putting their lives at risk in order to protect us.

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