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A Love Affair with Politics: A Portrait of Marion Dewar ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520461
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Bonnie Sherr Klein, Kathleen Shannon
Directors:  Terre Nash
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Biography, Canadian Politics, Documentary, Politics, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1987
Running Time:  26m 45s


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This spirited documentary on one of Canada's most successful female politicians was filmed while she was mayor of Ottawa. In her seven years as mayor Marion Dewar was instrumental in the Rideau Centre project, introduced disarmament referendums into municipal politics, was the leading force in raising Canada's quota for Vietnamese refugees, and became known for her social responsibility and common sense. Dewar talks of her political career as a natural extension of her roles of wife, mother, public-health nurse and ordinary citizen, exploring issues of power, peace, leadership styles and women's conflicts about multiple roles.

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