Capital Builders: The enduring compassion of Elisabeth Bruyère

In 1845, 26-year-old Elisabeth Bruyère was sent by the Grey Nuns of Montreal to Bytown. Intending to stay for three years, Bruyère stayed for 30. Despite her gender and age, Bruyère would become one of the city’s most important early builders. Video by Charlene Ruberry/Postmedia