Charlotte WHITTON
Mayor of Ottawa, Canada



 December 10, 2002:

"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought 
half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." 

Charlotte Whitton - as secretary of the Canadian Welfare Council 
(now the Canadian Council on Social Development), she developed extensive 
contacts in agencies all over the country, and staff of these agencies were 
often recommended by her for their posts. She also initiated the social 
survey as a method of modernizing and professionalising the provision of 
charity, a task she saw as her mission. She also believed, however, in 
containing and not expanding the role of the welfare state and opposed 
the development of state social programs in Canada in the work of 
Leonard Marsh. 

Charlotte Whitton was the first female mayor of a Canadian city. She was
very flamboyant and opinionated. 

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