Flora MacDonald – Trailblazer

Flora MacDonald – Politician, Humanitarian, Trailblazer

Birth Name:

Flora Isabel MacDonald

Birth Date:

June 3rd, 1926

Birth Place:

North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 


July 26th, 2015


Mary I. Royle and George F. MacDonald  


Member of Parliament 1972–1988  


Flora’s House 


Order of Canada, Pearson Medal of Peace 

Flora Isabel MacDonald was a sixth-generation Canadian whose ancestors came to Canada from the Scottish highlands in the 1790s.

Flora was a trailblazer for women in politics, a humanitarian, and a champion of human rights, known for her courage, sensitivity, and good sense.

Flora MacDonald made history by becoming Canada’s first female foreign minister.

At the 1976 PC leadership convention, she became the first woman to mount a serious campaign for the leadership of one of Canada’s two major governing parties.

After leaving politics in 1989 Flora was deeply involved in a range of human rights and environmental activities around the globe.

Flora’s Obituary……Riannon Westall,Toronto Star

More……from Geoffrey Stevens

Flora Honoured in Afghanistan……CBC.ca

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