Pedestal, Canada’s first feminist periodical, launched in September 1969 as the voice of the Vancouver Women’s Caucus. Famous for initiating the abortion caravan that shut down Canada’s Parliament for the first time in the country’s history, the Women’s Caucus had a socialist bent, seeking radical change for working women by forming women’s unions.

Variously titled Pedestal: A Women’s Liberation Newspaper; Pedestal: The Vancouver Women’s Liberation Newspaper; and Pedestal: A Lesbian-Feminist Newspaper, the paper published as an independent collective until August 1975.

This collection was digitized through the Vancouver Women’s Caucus History Project, with support of the Barbara Roberts Memorial Award from the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women.