Lady Helena E. Strong Squires


Born Little Bay islands, Newfoundland and Labrador 1879; died Toronto 1959; first woman elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly (1930-32); trained as a teacher; initially opposed to women suffrage; married to Sir Richard Squires, prime minister of Newfoundland.

 Further reading:

First lady elected to Parliament in Newfoundland”. – Newfoundland quarterly. – Vol. 30, no. 1 (July 1930). – P. 14-15.

“Squires, Helena E.”. – Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. – St. John’s : Harry Cuff Publications, c1994. -ISBN 0-9693422-5-X

“Lady Helena E. Strong Squires,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements. Library and Archives Canada,  HYPERLINK “”

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."