Marie-Claire Kirkland

Canadian politician

Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (September 8, 1924 – March 24, 2016) was a Canadian lawyer, judge and politician. She was the first woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec. She was the first woman appointed a Cabinet minister in Quebec, the first woman appointed acting premier, and the first woman judge to serve in the Quebec Provincial Court.

Marie-Claire Kirkland
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Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain in 1971
MLA for Jacques-Cartier
In office
Preceded byCharles-Aimé Kirkland
Succeeded byNoël Saint-Germain
MNA for Marguerite-Bourgeoys
In office
Preceded byfirst member
Succeeded byFernand Lalonde
Personal details
Born(1924-09-08)September 8, 1924
Palmer, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 24, 2016(2016-03-24) (aged 91)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Philippe Casgrain (m. 1954, div), Wyndham Strover (m. 1989)
Alma materMcGill University

On March 24, 2016, she died at the age of 91.[1]


  1. Deschamps, Richard (March 24, 2016). "Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain, first female MNA, dies at 91". CJAD. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

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