Catherine Callbeck


Born Central Bedeque, Prince Edward Island 1939; educator and businesswoman; first elected to PEI Legislature 1974 as Liberal; first elected to federal House of Commons, 1988; Premier of PEI 1993; appointed to Canadian Senate 1997.

Further reading:

Jack, McAndrew, “The Making of a Dynasty: How Catherine Callbeck Was Crowned Queen of All the Liberals,” IslandSide v. 4, no. 7 (December 1992), pp. 16-22

Sydney Sharpe,  The Gilded Ghetto: Women and Political Power in Canada (Toronto: HarperCollins, 1994)

“Catherine Callbeck,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements. Library and Archives Canada,

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag, Ph.D, FRSC, is a Canadian historian specializing in the modern history of women and children in Canada. She is Professor Emerita of Women's History at the University of British Columbia. In 1988 she won the John A. Macdonald Prize (awarded to the best book in Canadian history) for her study of the lives of women in Canada between the wars, entitled The New Day Recalled. In 1993–94 she served as president of the Canadian Historical Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. In July 2012 the Royal Society of Canada announced that Strong-Boag would be awarded the J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal "for outstanding work in the history of Canada."