Advisory Board

Some of Canada's most prominent women politicians -- all groundbreakers in their time -- serve as members of Equal Voice's Advisory Board. We are proud to have the advice of women who know politics inside out, and represent three parties, three levels of government, and different parts of the country.

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, P.C.; C.C.; Q.C.

Former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister of Canada

The Right Honorable Kim Campbell P.C .; C.C .; QC She was the nineteenth and first female Prime Minister of Canada in 1993. Previously, she was Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General and Minister of National...

The Honourable Senator Pat Carney, P.C.

Senate of Canada, British Columbia Former Progressive Conservative Cabinet Minister

Date of Birth: May 26, 1935 Senator Pat Carney was summoned to the Senate of Canada on August 30, 1990. She was the first Conservative Senator to be appointed from British Columbia since 1931. Senator Carney is a member of the Standing Senate Committee on...

The Honourable Sheila Copps, P.C.

Former Liberal Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Sheila Copps was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She entered politics in 1981 by becoming the first Liberal in over 50 years to represent the provincial riding of Hamilton Centre. In 1984, Ms. Copps ran for federal office and was elected to the House...

Janet Ecker

Former Conservative cabinet minister, Ontario

Janet Ecker began her political career in 1995 as the elected representative for the suburban riding of Durham West. Since then she has served as Ontario's Minister of Community and Social Services; Minister of Finance; and as Ontario's Minister of Education. Prior to her election,...

The Honourable Judith Erola, P.C.

Former Liberal Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women

Judith Jacobson Erola, PC (born January 16, 1934 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a former Canadian politician, who represented the riding of Nickel Belt in the Canadian House of Commons from 1980 to 1984. She was a member of the Liberal Party. Prior to her career...

Barbara Hall

Former Mayor of Toronto and is currently the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission

Barbara Hall (born 1946) is a Canadian lawyer, public servant and former politician. She was the 61st mayor of Toronto, the last to run before amalgamation. She was elected mayor of the pre-amalgamation City of Toronto in 1994, and held office until December 31, 1997....

Alexa McDonough, M.P.

Member of Parliament for Halifax, former leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, and former leader of the Nova Scotia NDP

Member of Parliament for Halifax- June, 1997 to Present NDP Foreign Affairs and International Development CriticLeader of Canada's New Democrats -1995 - 2003Leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats -1981-1994Member of Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly - 1981 - 1995 Born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1944,...

The Honourable Audrey McLaughlin, P.C., Q.C.

New Democrat, first woman elected to lead a federal party in Canada

Audrey McLaughlin, P.C., O.C., from Whitehorse, Yukon, was the Federal Member of Parliament for Yukon, from 1987 to 1997. She served as Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada from 1989 to 1995, the first woman elected to lead a federal party in Canada....

Lyn McLeod

Former leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario, Thunder Bay

Lyn McLeod (born 1942) served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 2003. McLeod was a cabinet minister in the Liberal government of David Peterson from 1987 to 1990, and was herself the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party from 1992 to 1996....

Anita Neville, M.P.

Liberal Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, Chair, House of Commons Standing Commitee on the Status of Women

Anita Neville was elected as Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre in November 2000 and re-elected in June of 2004 and January 2006. Anita serves as Critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Previously, Ms. Neville was Chair of The Standing Committee on the...

Senator Lucie Pépin

Liberal Senate of Canada, Quebec

Born in Saint-Jean d'Iberville, Senator Pepin studied nursing with a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology. Her early career focused on women's health, leading to a lifelong dedication to social justice and human rights advocacy, with a special emphasis on women and children. She was appointed...

Senator Nancy Ruth

Conservative Senate of Canada, Ontario

Date of Birth: January 6, 1942 A native of Toronto, Ms. Nancy Ruth holds a Master of Arts degree in the Applied Behavioural Sciences from Whitworth College, was granted a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from York University in 1969 and has obtained...

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