What effect has feminism had on Canadian education since the 1970 Royal Commission on the Status of Women, and to what end? Transforming Conversations explores post-commission feminist thought and action in the contexts of primary, secondary, post-secondary, and adult education. In this volume, teachers, professors, and educational administrators – many trailblazers themselves – document the historical experiences and out- comes of feminist action in university faculties of education, departments of educational administration, academic and professional societies, teachers’ unions, and community groups over the past five decades. They begin by exploring liberal feminism as an initial response to the historical context in which female educators spoke up for women’s rights and reshaped formal education systems. The contributors further explore how feminist theory was reconceptualized as women moved into formal leadership roles across educa- tion sectors. Last, contributors consider female educators at the intersection of gender and other systems of exclusion, such as race and class, despite ostensi- bly inclusive feminist theory that continues to be bounded by Western, colo- nial, neoliberal ideologies. Transforming Conversations considers the complex effects feminism has had and continues to have on Canadian education, acknowledges voices that have been marginalized, and invites readers to continue a transformative feminist dialogue. Dawn Wallin is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Janice Wallace is professor emerita in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. In June 1985, David Peterson was sworn in as the leader of Ontario’s first Lib- eral government in forty-two years. This collection of speeches explores the activist agenda the London, Ontario, lawyer pursued through his premiership, which sought to ensure all Ontarians were able to participate fully in provin- cial society. When Peterson was asked what he viewed as his most important accomplishment, he thought for a brief moment and then whispered with obvious emotion, “breaking down walls and barriers.” Through his speeches, readers can see Premier Peterson on the wider Cana- dian stage by addressing the economic challenges faced by the federation – most notably free trade – and by supporting the Meech Lake Accord, which was designed to bring Quebec into the constitutional family. His speeches also show him on the global stage, engaged in the challenges of the transformation of world politics and Canada’s trading relationship with the United States. By the time Peterson’s premiership had come to an end in 1990, the Berlin Wall had fallen, Europe was increasingly integrated, a fragmented Soviet Union was beginning to collapse, the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement was in full force and effect, and the age of globalization had begun. Through this selection of speeches, the editors also present insights into a range of other figures, from former premiers and Peterson’s political contem- poraries to the British royal family. Particularly powerful tributes include Nelson Mandela’s first visit to Canada and Peterson’s eulogy for mpp Dalton McGuinty, Sr, the father of Ontario’s 24th premier. tvontario’s Steve Paikin provides an in-depth introduction that puts the life and political times of Premier Peterson and his government in broader perspective. Arthur Milnes is a journalist and was a speechwriter for Prime Minister Stephen Harper from 2012 to 2014. Ryan Zade has held research, policy, educational, and management positions in the public and non-profit sectors. 3 5 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2018 978-0-7735-5357-6 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £33.00 paper 978-0-7735-5356-9 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £91.00 cloth 6 x 9 296pp eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Queen’s Policy Studies January 2018 978-1-55339-525-6 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £33.00 paper 6 x 9 272pp eBook available P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S E D U C AT I O N • W O M E N ’ S S T U D I E S Without Walls or Barriers The Speeches of Premier David Peterson edited by arthur milnes and ryan zade Introduction by Steve Paikin Transforming Conversations Feminism and Education in Canada since 1970 edited by dawn wallin and janice wallace An accounting of feminism’s effect on Canadian education policy and practice since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.