Judy LaMarsh

Politician

1924 – 1980

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Who was Judy LaMarsh?

Julia Verlyn "Judy" LaMarsh, PC, OC, QC was a Canadian politician, lawyer, author and broadcaster. In 1963, she was only the second woman to ever serve as a federal Cabinet Minister. Under Prime Minister Lester Pearson's minority governments of the middle and late 1960s, she helped push through the legislation that created the Canada Pension Plan and Medicare. As Secretary of State, she was in charge of Canada's Centennial celebrations in 1967. After leaving politics in 1968, she wrote three books, and had her own radio show on CBC Radio. She was stricken with pancreatic cancer in 1979 and was given the Order of Canada at her hospital bed. She died a few days short of the 20th anniversary of her first political election victory, in 1980.

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Born
Dec 20, 1924
Chatham-Kent
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • University of Toronto
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
Lived in
  • Chatham-Kent
  • Niagara Falls
Died
Oct 27, 1980
Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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