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McLaughlin, Audrey Marlene (nee Brown)

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician


1936 - Born on November 7th in Dutton, Ontario, Canada. First woman to lead a major national Canadian political party.

1954 - Married to Don McLaughlin.

1967 - Enrolled in the University of Toronto School of Social Work, earning her MA and joining the Metropolitan Toronto Children's Aid Society as a social worker.

1975 - She had also been named executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

1979 - She moved to Whitehorse, where she worked as a business consultant and supervisor of social services.

1987 - Member of the Canadian Parliament for the Yukon.

1989 - Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada.

1992 - She published her autobiography, A Woman's Place.

1994 - McLaughlin announced that she would step down as party leader whenever a leadership convention could be held.

1996 - She was elected president of Socialist International Women.

2003 - Order of Canada.


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