In brief

Georgette Lamoureux: woman of intellect, woman of letters

When it comes to embodying the quest for affirmation that gripped French-Canadian women in the capital in the second half of the 20th century, look no further than Georgette Lamoureux. After a career in several Canadian diplomatic services around the world, she is active in a host of cultural organizations in Ottawa. Writer, journalist and speaker, she avails herself of all public forums. Her history of Ottawa, published in five volumes, is a unique source of information regarding French life in the capital.