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John’s Believe It Or Not… Spotlight on Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé


Thanks John Fioravanti for including Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé in your recent Believe It or Not series. She was the first woman Canadian history to take the position of Governor General, in addition to being the first female Speaker of the House the Commons (1980), and being an advocate for peace. Please follow John’s informative blog while you are over there.


  1. Sohair December 29, 2017

    Great share …a great history of a strong woman..an example of struggle and hard work…

    1. Christy B December 29, 2017

      So true about the value of hard work!

  2. roughwighting December 29, 2017

    To much women’s history we don’t know. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Christy B December 29, 2017

      Exactly, Pamela! Let’s keep sharing about women we admire :)

    2. roughwighting December 30, 2017

      Okay! I write female characters who have faults (don’t we all?), but in the end, readers find reason to admire my characters (I certainly hope…) and the decisions they make, the actions they take. Happy New Year, Christy. xo

  3. John Fioravanti December 29, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this post, Christy!

    1. Christy B January 12, 2018

      So welcome! You deserve all the recognition for these well-researched posts, John :)

  4. Teagan R. Geneviene December 29, 2017

    That is certainly an inspiring woman, Christy. TGIF hugs!

    1. Christy B December 29, 2017

      Nodding enthusiastically! TGIF xxoo

  5. Resa December 29, 2017

    I especially love the part on Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé!!!! Went over, liked and commented.
    It’s very wonderful that you reblogged this, Christy!

    1. Christy B December 29, 2017

      Aw, it’s my pleasure to spotlight women and from great writers like John it’s not hard to do so! <3

    2. Resa December 29, 2017

      <3 <3

  6. Amy Caudill December 31, 2017

    It’s always nice to hear about a strong female getting recognition for her achievements!

  7. jaye22 January 13, 2018

    Wow!!! What a strong, courageous and inspirational woman Jeanne was. Such an interesting life she seemed so driven. Thank you John and Christy for sharing xoxoxox


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