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Her Excellency Jeanne Sauvé

by (author) Shirley Woods

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jan 1987
General, Political
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1987
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Jeanne Sauvé has led a remarkable life. Born in the small community of Prud'homme in Saskatchewan, raised in Ottawa attending a convent school, she fought to get the education she required.
She went on to work as a youth organiser, journalist and politician--becoming a member of the small circle of French Canadian intellectuals who had an enormous influence on Canadian public life in the 1960s and '70s. She capped her career with a stormy session as the first woman speaker of the House of Commons--and then, after facing the threat of imminent death from serious illness, she became Canada's first woman Governor General.
Her Excellency Jeanne Sauvé is the reamarkable and inspirational story of the journalist, mother and politician who became Canada's Covernor General.

About the author

Shirley Woods always loved nature. After leaving school he served for three years in the Royal Canadian Regiment. After that he was a businessman, which is when he wrote seven non-fiction books, including The Squirrels of Canada for the National Museum. In order to devote more time to writing, Mr. Woods retired in 1989 and moved to Nova Scotia. He and his wife Sandrea live in the country near Halifax. Their house, which they share with four dogs, is on a hill overlooking the sea.

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Editorial Reviews

"Sympathetic and thorough..."

Kingston Whig-Standard

"All the elements of a rags-to-riches saga..."

Calgary Herald

"An inspirational story..."

Edmonton Journal

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