Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On March 29

On this day in ...
... 1993, Catherine Callbeck (left) became the 1st woman in Canada to lead a political party to general election victory, when the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island, which she'd led since becoming the province's Premier that January, won in provincial balloting. Born in the same province in 1939, Callbeck had taught business school before being elected a legislator in 1974. Battles with public employees would make Callbeck's premiership an unpopular one, and she would resign in 1996. She's been a member of Canada's Senate since 1997.

(Prior March 29 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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