Brenda Mary Robertson


Born 1929 near Sussex, New Brunswick; first woman elected to the New Brunwsick Legislative Assembly; first woman Cabinet Minister in New Brunswick; appointed to Canadian Senate 1984; active in the Progressive Conservative party, various social causes and profession of home economics.

Further reading:

“Brenda Mary Robertson,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements, Library and Archives Canada,  HYPERLINK “”

James A. Taylor, “Brenda Robertson: A Woman Worth Watching”, United Church Observer, no. 36 (September 1972): 26-28, 44.

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."