Marie Thérèse Forget Casgrain

Born Montreal, Canada, 1896; died Montreal 1981; suffragist; President League for Women’s Rights (1928-1942); member of the Liberal, Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and New Democratic Party; appointed to Canadian Senate 1970; first woman to head political party in Quebec (CCF 1951); 1961 founded Quebec branch of the Voice of Women committed to world peace.

 Further reading:

“Marie Thérèse (Forget) Casgrain,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements. Library and Archives Canada,

Casgrain, Thérèse F. — “The Canadian Constitutional Challenge: A Search for Direction and Accommodation.” — Canadian Confederation Forum (1977-1978, Hamilton). — Proceedings of the fifth session of the Canadian Confederation Forum, McMaster University, November 1977 — April 1978. — Hamilton : McMaster University, 1978. — P. 77-84.

Thérèse F Casgrain A Woman in a Man’s World. — Translated by Joyce Marshall. — (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972); published in French under the title Une Femme chez les hommes.

Thérèse Casgrain : Une femme tenace et engagée. Texts collected by Anita Caron and Lorraine Archambault. (Sainte-Foy: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 1993)

Susan Mann Trofimenkoff, “Thérèse Casgrain and the CCF in Quebec,” Canadian Historical Review v. 66, no. 2 (June 1985): 125-153.