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

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

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

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.

Most recently she worked in Morocco as the Director of Political Party Programs for the National Democratic Institute.

In Whitehorse, Yukon, she operated a consulting business, specializing in community development, research, education and aboriginal issues.

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