STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Jeanne-Sauvé

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Photo: Canadian Stamp News

Canada's first female governor-general Jeanne Sauvé is commemorated on a 43-cent stamp issued by Canada Post in 1994.

This street is named in honour of Jeanne (née Benoit) Sauvé (1922-1993), who was the 23rd Governor General of Canada from 1984 to 1990. Born in Saskatchewan, she studied at the University of Ottawa and worked for the federal government as a translator in order to pay her tuition.