Canadian Female Political Leaders

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 1 
Kim Campbell
(19th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1993 - November 1993))
Kim Campbell
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Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian politician and Progressive Conservative leader Kim Campbell made headlines when she became the first woman to serve as the prime minister of Canada and remains the only woman to have achieved the feat. After quitting her doctoral studies, she studied law and joined the British Columbia Bar.

 2 
Michaëlle Jean
(27th Governor General of Canada (2005 - 2010))
Michaëlle Jean
4
Birthdate: September 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Michaëlle Jean is a Canadian stateswoman who became the first black person and Haitian Canadian to serve as Governor General of Canada, a position which she held from 2005 to 2010. In 2015, Jean became the first woman to serve as the secretary-general of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, a position which she held until the end of 2018.

 3 
Rona Ambrose
(Former Member of the Canadian House of Commons)
Rona Ambrose
5
Birthdate: March 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Valleyview, Alberta, Canada
 4 
Chrystia Freeland
(10th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada )
Chrystia Freeland
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Birthdate: August 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peace River, Canada
Known as the Minister of Everything, Christina Freeland is Canada’s 10th deputy prime minister. She is also Canada’s finance minister and the first woman to hold the office. She has previously worked with the Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, and The Globe and Mail. She has also authored a bestselling book. 
 5 
Christy Clark
(Canadian Politician and Radio personality)
Christy Clark
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Birthdate: October 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Burnaby, Canada
 6 
Kathleen Wynne
(Politician)
Kathleen Wynne
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Birthdate: May 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto

Kathleen Wynne is a Canadian politician who took office as the 25th premier of Ontario in February 2013 and served for a term of five years. She is the first female premier of Ontario. During her tenure, she implemented reforms to increase the minimum wages and bring down the unemployment rate. She is openly lesbian. 

 7 
Elizabeth May
(Leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019)
Elizabeth May
4
Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
 8 
Agnes Macphail
(Member of Ontario Provincial Parliament (1943-45, 1948-51))
Agnes Macphail
5
Birthdate: March 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundalk, Canada
Died: February 13, 1954
 9 
Adrienne Clarkson
(Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005)
Adrienne Clarkson
5
Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Central, Hong Kong

Adrienne Clarkson is a Hong Kong-born Canadian political leader and journalist. She is best known for her service as the Governor General of Canada from 7 October 1999 to 27 September 2005. Over the course of her career, Adrienne Clarkson has won many prestigious medals and awards such as the Canadian Centennial Medal and the Vimy Award.

 10 
Nellie McClung
(Canadian Author, Politician and Social Activist)
Nellie McClung
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Birthdate: October 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 1, 1951

Canadian author and social reformer Nellie McClung had struck gold with her first novel, Sowing Seeds in Danny, a bestseller. She also spoke widely about woman suffrage and was part of the Alberta legislature. She was part of The Famous Five, a group of women who launched the Persons Case.

 11 
Hazel McCallion
(Canadian Politician)
Hazel McCallion
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Birthdate: February 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port-Daniel Gascons, Port-Daniel, Canada
Died: January 29, 2023
 12 
Belinda Stronach
(Canadian Businesswoman, Political Figure, and Philanthropist)
Belinda Stronach
6
Birthdate: May 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Catherine McKenna
(Politician)
Catherine McKenna
2
Birthdate: August 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
 14 
Andrea Horwath
(Leader of the Opposition in Ontario)
Andrea Horwath
1
Birthdate: October 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
 15 
Olivia Chow
(Canadian Politician and 66th Mayor of Toronto)
Olivia Chow
4
Birthdate: March 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 16 
Carolyn Bennett
(Politician, Physician)
Carolyn Bennett
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Birthdate: December 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto

The current Canadian Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett is also a qualified physician and has been a public health minister earlier. The Liberal Party of Canada member has also taught medicine at the University of Toronto and been part of several medical boards.

 17 
Jeanne Sauvé
(Politician)
Jeanne Sauvé
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Birthdate: April 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prud’homme, Canada
Died: January 26, 1993
 18 
Lisa Raitt
(Canadian Politician)
Lisa Raitt
5
Birthdate: May 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Canada
 19 
Caroline Mulroney
(Canadian Businesswoman, Politician, and Lawyer)
Caroline Mulroney
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 20 
Kirsty Duncan
(Politician)
Kirsty Duncan
5
Birthdate: October 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Etobicoke
 21 
Bonnie Crombie
(Canadian Politician)
Bonnie Crombie
3
Birthdate: February 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 22 
Alison Redford
(Politician)
Alison Redford
4
Birthdate: March 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kitimat, British Columbia
 23 
Pauline Marois
(Politician)
Pauline Marois
4
Birthdate: March 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quebec City
 24 
Lenore Zann
(Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester)
Lenore Zann
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Birthdate: November 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 25 
Niki Ashton
(Politician)
Niki Ashton
5
Birthdate: September 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thompson
 26 
Sheila Copps
(Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer)
Sheila Copps
4
Birthdate: November 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton
 27 
Marci Ien
(Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth)
Marci Ien
2
Birthdate: July 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 28 
Vivian Barbot
(Former Vice-President of Bloc Québécois)
Vivian Barbot
4
Birthdate: July 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Marc, Haiti
 29 
Elizabeth Dowdeswell
(29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario)
Elizabeth Dowdeswell
1
Birthdate: November 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
 30 
Anne McLellan
(Lawyer, Politician)
Anne McLellan
3
Birthdate: August 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hants County
 31 
Dominique Anglade
(Canadian Politician and Businesswoman)
Dominique Anglade
2
Birthdate: January 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 32 
Hedy Fry
(politician and physician who is currently the longest-serving female Member of Parliament)
Hedy Fry
4
Birthdate: August 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
 33 
Leona Aglukkaq
(Politician)
Leona Aglukkaq
4
Birthdate: June 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Inuvik
 34 
Jenny Kwan
(Canadian Politician)
Jenny Kwan
4
Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 35 
Ruby Dhalla
(Politician)
Ruby Dhalla
4
Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Winnipeg
 36 
Alexa McDonough
(Politician)
Alexa McDonough
3
Birthdate: August 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ottawa
 37 
Ya'ara Saks
(Member of the House of Commons of Canada 2020)
Ya'ara Saks
2
Birthdate: March 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 38 
Alice Wong
(Politician)
Alice Wong
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 39 
Judy Foote
(Politician)
Judy Foote
4
Birthdate: June 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Bank
 40 
Joyce Murray
(Member of the House of Commons of Canada since 2008)
Joyce Murray
4
Birthdate: July 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schweizer-Reneke, South Africa
 41 
Chantal Petitclerc
(Canadian Wheelchair Racer, Paralympic Gold Medalist, and Senator)
Chantal Petitclerc
3
Birthdate: December 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, Canada
 42 
Megan Leslie
(Politician, Human rights activist)
Megan Leslie
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Birthdate: September 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto

Apart from being the CEO and president of World Wildlife Fund Canada, Megan Leslie has also served as an MP for Halifax. She worked toward enlisting plastic microbeads on the list of toxic substances under the Environmental Protection Act of Canada. She is also a qualified lawyer.

 43 
Yasmin Ratansi
(Canadian Politician)
Yasmin Ratansi
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Birthdate: January 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 44 
Diane Finley
(Politician)
Diane Finley
2
Birthdate: October 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamilton
 45 
Deborah Grey
(Politician, Autobiographer)
Deborah Grey
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver
 46 
Nancy Greene Raine
(Canadian Former Senator and Alpine Skier)
Nancy Greene Raine
2
Birthdate: May 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
 47 
Peggy Nash
(Politician, Trade unionist)
Peggy Nash
3
Birthdate: June 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto
 48 
Sylvia Fedoruk
(Physicist, Politician)
Sylvia Fedoruk
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: September 26, 2012