Mayor of Ottawa, Canada
December 10, 2002:
"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought
half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult."
Charlotte Whitton - as secretary of the Canadian Welfare Council
(now the Canadian Council on Social Development), she developed extensive
contacts in agencies all over the country, and staff of these agencies were
often recommended by her for their posts. She also initiated the social
survey as a method of modernizing and professionalising the provision of
charity, a task she saw as her mission. She also believed, however, in
containing and not expanding the role of the welfare state and opposed
the development of state social programs in Canada in the work of
Charlotte Whitton was the first female mayor of a Canadian city. She was
very flamboyant and opinionated.
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