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WILSON, The Hon. Cairine Reay
Picture of WILSON, The Hon. Cairine Reay
Collection:
Shelburne Studios
© Public Domain

Source: Library and Archives Canada, C 052280
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1885.02.04
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1962.03.03 (77 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Homemaker, social worker
Notes: Of Scottish origin.
First woman Senator in Canadian history.
First woman appointed Chair of a Senate Standing Committee (Public Buildings and Grounds 1930).
First woman Canadian delegate to the United Nations (1949).
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 11705 Days (32 years, 17 days)
^ Senate
Senatorial DivisionPolitical Affiliation at NominationTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Appointed on the advice of
Rockcliffe, Ontario Died in office. Liberal 1930.02.15 - 1962.03.03 King, William Lyon Mackenzie
^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Liberal 1930.02.15 - 1962.03.05

^ Committees - Senate
Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

CommitteeRoleDuring Session
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce Member 24th Parl., 5th Session (1962.01.18 - 1962.04.19)
Special Committee on Manpower Requirements and Utilization in Canada Member 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce Member 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Standing Committee on Civil Service Administration Member 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Standing Committee on External Relations Member 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Standing Committee on Immigration and Labour Chair 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts Member 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Standing Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds Member 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Standing Committee on Public Health and Welfare Member 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Special Committee on Manpower Requirements and Utilization in Canada Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee of Selection Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee on Civil Service Administration Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee on External Relations Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee on Immigration and Labour Chair 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee on Public Health and Welfare Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce Member 24th Parl., 2nd Session (1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18)
Standing Committee on Civil Service Administration Member 24th Parl., 2nd Session (1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18)
Standing Committee on External Relations Member 24th Parl., 2nd Session (1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18)
Standing Committee on Immigration and Labour Chair 24th Parl., 2nd Session (1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18)
Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts Member 24th Parl., 2nd Session (1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18)
Standing Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds Member 24th Parl., 2nd Session (1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18)
Standing Committee on Public Health and Welfare Member 24th Parl., 2nd Session (1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18)
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce Member 24th Parl., 1st Session (1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06)
Standing Committee on Civil Service Administration Member 24th Parl., 1st Session (1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06)
Standing Committee on External Relations Member 24th Parl., 1st Session (1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06)
Standing Committee on Immigration and Labour Chair 24th Parl., 1st Session (1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06)
Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts Member 24th Parl., 1st Session (1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06)
Standing Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds Member 24th Parl., 1st Session (1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06)
Standing Committee on Public Health and Welfare Member 24th Parl., 1st Session (1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06)

^ Committees - Joint
Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

CommitteeRoleDuring Session
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 24th Parl., 4th Session (1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29)
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 24th Parl., 3rd Session (1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10)
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 24th Parl., 2nd Session (1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18)
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 24th Parl., 1st Session (1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06)


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