Leone Bagnall

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Flora Minnie Leone Bagnall CM OPEI (born July 20, 1933 in Springfield , Prince Edward Island ; died April 30, 2017 in Charlottetown ) was a Canadian politician.

life and career

Bagnall was the daughter of John Sutherland MacKay and Margaret Mayne. Her grandfather Donald Newton MacKay represented the 1st Queens constituency in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1935 to 1943 .

After completing school in Springfield, Bagnall attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown before studying education at the University of Prince Edward Island from 1971 to 1973 . She finished her studies with a diploma and two bachelor degrees. She then taught at schools in Breadalbane , Kensington and Stanley Bridge and received the Estelle Bowness Award from the University of Prince Edward Island for her work as a teacher .

Bagnall, who was a member of the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party (PC), was first elected to the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly in 1979. In the elections of 1982, 1986 and 1989 she was able to defend her seat. Together with Marion Reid , she was the first female member of her party in this parliament. From 1982 to 1986 she served as Minister of Education for Prince Edward Island Province . She was also the minister responsible for the status of women. She was thus the first female cabinet member of a PC government in Prince Edward Island. After her party's electoral defeat in 1986, she briefly chaired the PC from 1987 to 1988, making her the first female opposition leader in a Canadian regional parliament. In 1993 she left the legislative assembly after 14 years.

Bagnall has received several awards for her political work. She was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and received the Order of Prince Edward Island in 2005 .

Leone Bagnall had been married to Erroll Bagnall since 1953, with whom she ran a farm. The couple had five children.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e biography on gov.pe.ca , (English), accessed on January 3, 2018
  2. obituary inmemoriam.ca , (Engl.) Called on January 3, 2018
  3. a b Obituary on cbc.ca , (English), accessed on January 3, 2018