December 15, 2011
Mary Eady, feminist leader in Canada, has died at the age of 85. The Globe and Mail reports that as Women's Bureau director in Manitoba she "championed women’s rights on issues including pension reform, daycare and employment equity." She later served as deputy minister of labor in Manitoba and Women's Bureau director in Ottawa. "'Are you one of those women’s lib types?' people would ask her. 'Yes!' she would say, with a gentle smile. 'Isn’t everybody?'"