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After her adventures as a governess to the court of Siam, Anna Leonowens (Herstory 1980) came to Canada where she was heavily involved with the Halifax and National Councils of Women. She was a strong advocate of suffrage and of education.

Can we not create such a body of enlightened opinion that we shall regard the entrance into self-supporting occupations of a woman over twenty without previous vocational training as a cruel handicap imposed on her by the state, and those responsible for her education, nearly as cruel as if we allowed her to reach her teens without learning to read?
(National Council of Women, 1918)

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