Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain


Born Palmer, Massachusetts, USA, 1924; lawyer; Liberal; first woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (1961); First woman appointed Cabinet minister in Quebec (1962);

Further reading:

“Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements, Library and Archives Canada,  HYPERLINK “”

Allaire, Emilia B. Têtes de femmes : essais biographiques. Québec: Éditions de l’Equinoxe, 1964, P. 89-94.

Claire Kirkland-Casgrain, “A woman in politics, my own story”, Chatelaine (September 1976): 47, 99-103.

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."