Item 2009. - Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Iona Campagnolo dressed as Santa Claus

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Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Iona Campagnolo dressed as Santa Claus

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The Canadian Press, 36 King St. East, Toronto Ontario

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  • 14 Dec. 1977 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 25 cm x 20.5 cm

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(18 October 1932-)

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Photograph depicts Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau laughing with MP Iona Campagnolo who is dressed as Santa Claus at a Caucus Christmas Party in Ottawa.

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Personal or academic use of photographic materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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In a note explaining the context of the photo to the archivist in 2015 Campagnolo explained the intent of the photo. In 1975 the 9 women who were MPs in the House of Commons expressed the request to be referred to as 'Ms.' in Parliament since marital status was a private concern. They maintained their right to access any and all previously 'male only' roles, including that of Santa Claus. To prove the point, Campagnolo dressed up as Santa Claus at the annual Caucus Christmas party.

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