Book — 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Chapter 1 A Celebration;
Chapter 2 The Mackays;
Chapter 3 Youth and Marriage;
Chapter 4 To the Red Chamber;
Chapter 5 The Senator At Work;
Chapter 6 Chatelaine of the Manor House and Clibrig;
Chapter 7 Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord;
Chapter 8 Citizen of the World;
Chapter 9 Mother of the Refugees;
Chapter 10 Sir Herbert Emerson's Representative;
Chapter 11 Old and New Challenges;
Chapter 12 The Twilight Years; Notes; List of Illustrations; Sources; Index.
Cairine Wilson, Canada's first female senator, was one of nine children raised in an atmosphere of rugged Scots liberalism and strict presbyterianism by affluent Montreal parents in the late nineteenth century. She displayed an interest in politics early in life and through her father's position in the Senate, was befriended by many notable politicians of the period, including Sir Wilfrid Laurier, an experience that left a permanent mark on her. Her appointment to the Senate in 1930 was a historic and controversial event, and launched a political career rife with passion, commitment, and refor.