New book about women, written by Canadian women

Prominent Canadian women have a message for Prime Minister Stephen Harper: they refuse to be silenced.

The women – feminists, activists, academics, economists, and former politicians – responded to last spring's advice from Senator Nancy Ruth to keep quiet on women's issues by writing essays for a new book, Speaking Truth to Power, by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

The book features essays by: Pat Armstrong, Sheila Copps, Eve-Lyne Couturier, Shelagh Day, Jane Doe, Martha Friendly, Josephine Grey, Michele Landsberg, Heather Mallick, Alexa McDonough, Chi Nguyen, Lana Payne, Shannon Phillips, Elizabeth Quinlan, Qianru She, Judy Rebick, Heather-jane Robertson, Laurel Rothman, Paulette Senior, Priscilla Settee, Uzma Shakir, Elizabeth Sheehy, Marit Stiles, Armine Yalnizyan, and Senator Nancy Ruth.

Read the news release about the book here.

Read the book's introduction and buy the book here.