Florence Bayard Bird
|Senator for Carleton, Ontario|
|Appointed by||Pierre Trudeau|
January 15, 1908|
|Died||July 18, 1998(aged 90)|
Born Florence Rhein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Bryn Mawr College and, in 1928, married journalist John Bird. They moved to Montreal in 1931. In 1937, they moved to Winnipeg where her husband worked for the Winnipeg Tribune. She also appeared on CBC Radio and Television as Anne Francis, a political analyst. Francis [Bird] made several appearances on the panel show, Fighting Words in the early 1960s.
She is best remembered for her work as chair of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.
She was a member of the Canadian Senate from March 23, 1978 until January 15, 1983.
In 1971, she was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 1983, she was named a recipient of the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.
- "Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case: 1983 Recipients". Status of Women Canada. 27 Apr 2015. Retrieved 11 Feb 2016.
- Florence Bird – Parliament of Canada biography
- Equality First: The Royal Commission on the Status of Women
- Office of the Governor General of Canada. Order of Canada citation. Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved 24 May 2010
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