Paul Litt, Author, 'Phyllis Turner Ross: Career Woman and Single Mother', Bytown Pamphlet Series #120
The story of John Napier Turner, Canada's 17th Prime Minister, is well known. Less known is the story of his remarkable mother, Phyllis Gregory Turner Ross, a single mother who came to Ottawa in the 1930s looking for work to support her two children... and worked her way up to become the highest-ranking woman in Canada's wartime civil service.
This speaker series presentation will take place on Zoom.
View the full presentation on the Historical Society of Ottawa YouTube channel .