Marie-Claire Kirkland

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Marie-Claire Kirkland
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Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain in 1971
MLA for Jacques-Cartier
In office
1961–1966
Preceded byCharles-Aimé Kirkland
Succeeded byNoël Saint-Germain
MNA for Marguerite-Bourgeoys
In office
1966–1973
Preceded byfirst member
Succeeded byFernand Lalonde
Personal details
Born(1924-09-08)September 8, 1924
Palmer, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 24, 2016(2016-03-24) (aged 91)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Philippe Casgrain (m. 1954, div), Wyndham Strover (m. 1989)
Alma materMcGill University
Professionlawyer

Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (September 8, 1924 – March 24, 2016) was a Canadian lawyer, judge and politician. She was the first woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec. She was the first woman appointed a Cabinet minister in Quebec, the first woman appointed acting premier, and the first woman judge to serve in the Quebec Provincial Court.

On March 24, 2016, she died at the age of 91.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Deschamps, Richard (March 24, 2016). "Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain, first female MNA, dies at 91". CJAD. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

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