Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Heads of the Parliament of Canada

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1955-62 Speaker Pro-Tempore of the Senate Cairine Reay Mackay Wilson
Daughter of a liberal senator and wife of a liberal MP, Delegate to the United Nations, President of the Liberal Party's Women's Wing, first woman to chair a Senate Standing Committee (Immigration and Labour. Mother of 8 children. And lived (1885-1962)

1972-74 Speaker of the Senate Muriel McQueen Fergusson
Senator 1953-75. She lived (1899-1997)

1974-79 Speaker of the Senate Renaude Lapointe
1982-83 Speaker Pro-Tempore
She lived (1912-2002)

1974-76 Assistant Deputy Chairperson of Committees of the Whole House Albanie Morin
She was the 3. Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. She lived (1921-76)

1980-84 Speaker of the House of Commons Jeanne Sauvé
In 1972 Minister of State of Science,1974-75 Minister of Environment and 1975-79 of Communication and Culture, 1984-90 23erd Governor General of Canada. She lived (1922-93)

1986-90 Assistant Deputy Chairperson of Committees of the Whole House Andrée Champagne
1990-93 Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Chairperson of Committees of the Whole House
During her first tenure she was
the 3. Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, before becoming the 1st Deputy of the Speaker.

1994-96 Deputy Chairperson of Committees of the Whole House Shirley Maheu
2004-06 (†) Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate
Liberal MP from 1988 before becoming Assistant Deputy-Speaker. Senator 1996 until her death 10 years later. She lived (1931-2006).

1996-97 Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the Whole House Pirette Ringuette-Maltis
She was Deputy Speaker of the Legislature of New Brunswick 1987-91
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1999-2002 and 2006-10 Speaker pro tempore of the Senate Rose-Marie Losier-Cool
Liberal senator 1995-2012 and Chief Government Whip in the Senate 2004-06. (b. 1937-)

1999-2001 Assistant Deputy Chairperson of Committees of the Whole House Yolande Thibaul
She was the 3. Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.

2001-03 Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the Committees of the Whole House Eleni Bakopanos
Liberal MP from 1993 and 1997-99 Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice. (b. 1954-)

2002-04 Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate Lucie Pépin
Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party.

2004 Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the Committees of the Whole House Betty Hinton
MP for the Canadian Alliance
since 2000 and Parliamentary Secretary of Veteran Affairs from 2006.

2004-06 Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the Committees of the Whole House Jean Augustine
Liberal MP 1993-2006. Former Parliamentary Secretary and Minister of State.

2008-12 Deputy Chairperson of the Committees of the Whole House Denise Savoie
2011-12 Deputy Speaker
MP for the New Democratic Party 2006-12. In 2011 she came second in the last of numerous rounds of voting for the post of Speaker of the House. (b. 1943-)

2015- Speaker PT of the Senate Nicole Eaton

2015- Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole House Carol Hughes
 

 

Last update 21.09.16