. USA, you are late !!!!!!!!!
Farewell, Miss Canada
Broadcast Date: Jan. 3, 1992
more gams and garbs, talent shows or swimsuit competitions. Organizers
of the Miss Canada pageant cancel the beauty contest in its 46th year
after feminists say it's outdated and sexist. Miss Canada producers
cite production costs as the main reason for cancellation but agree
that pageantry is no longer the best way to portray Canadian women.
Women's groups say the beauty contest that started in 1946 is out of
step with the changing times.
"Beauty pageants are a symbol of the exploitation and oppression of women," says
Judy Rebick of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women in this CBC Television clip.
Supporters of the pageant disagree. Dominique Dufour, Miss Canada
1981, says Canada is losing a nation-building event that keeps the
Here's the video: http://archives.cbc.ca/on_this_day/01/03/