Idola Saint-Jean
Date of issue of stamp:
March 4, 1981
Designed by: Dennis Goddard, based on a painting by Muriel Wood

The stamp shows the portrait of Mme Saint-Jean  along with a vignette which is symbolic of her work as a feminist . The background buildings are the Legislative Buildings of the Province of Quebec.

5,688,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Canadian Bank Note Co. Ltd.

© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Idola Saint-Jean. Born Montreal, Quebec 1880. She studied in Montreal and became a teacher of the French language. However it would be her dedication to the fight for women's rights, specifically the right to vote in her home province of Quebec for which she would be best remembered. Quebec would be the last province in Canada to grant the vote to women and the battle was won by the direct efforts of women like Idola Saint-Jean. She founded the Alliance canadienne pour le vote des femmes du Quebec. In 1991 the Federation des femmes du Québec (FFQ) instituted Le Prix Idola Saint-Jean.