PO Box 523, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5P6


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Hatpins & Defiance: The Battle in Ottawa against Regulation 17

Afternoon Series
Les gardiennes de l'école Guigues d'Ottawa, 1916. University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture.

Guest Speakers

Jean-François Lozier, Curator, Canadian Museum of History.


The Ontario government in 1912 could not have imagined the outrage that would result when they passed legislation to outlaw French-language education in the province's schools.

The anger and resistance was no greater than in Ottawa's Lowertown, scene of the fabled "Battle of the Hatpins" in which dozens of mothers armed with hatpins, brooms, rolling pins, and frying pans surrounded the local school and successfully fended off the police in defence of their children's right to be educated in their mother tongue.

All are welcome to attend without charge.

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
1:00 pm


Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch Auditorium

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