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WomenEdit

Women Won the Right to Vote in Federal Elections -

First Women Elected To A Legislature In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Louise McKinney, 1st woman elected anywhere in the British Empire, 1917-1921 Alberta Legislature for the Non Partisan League, a left wing prohibition, & social welfare party.

First Women Elected to the Canadian House of Commons (1st Woman MP) -

  • Agnes MacPhail, Progressive, United Farmers of Ontario-Labour, C.C.F. MP Grey South Grey-Bruce, from 1921-1940 (Ran, Lost) (She was also 1 of 2 women who were the first women as MPP in the Ontario Legislature for the C.C.F. (the forerunner to the New Democratic Party) for the riding of York East 1943-1945 & 1948-1951)
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2nd Woman MP -

3rd Woman MP -

  • Dorise Nielsen Unity (Communist) & Labour Progressive (Communist), MP North Battleford, Sask. 1940-1945

4th Woman MP -

5th Woman MP -

  • Gladys Strum, teacher, C.C.F. MP Qu'Appelle, Sask., 1945-1949

First Woman Prime Minister -

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First Woman to lead a (Major) Federal Party -

1st Women to Run for the Leadership of a (Major) Federal Party -

  • (1st) Mary Walker-Sawka (a candidate who got 2 out of 2231 votes in 1967 Progressive Conservative leadership),
  • (2nd) Rosemary Brown, 1975 New Democratic Party Convention where she came in 2nd,
  • (3rd) Flora Macdonald 1976 Progressive Conservative Convention, a popular red tory that came in 4th
  • (4th) Sheila Copps, ran in 1989 Liberal Convention, coming in 3rd
  • (5th) Audrey McLaughlin, 1989 New Democratic Party Convention, won the leadership
  • (6th) Kim Campbell, 1992 Progressive Conservative Convention, won the leadership
  • (7th) Alexa McDonough, 1995 New Democratic Party Convention, won the ledership
  • (8th) Diane Ablonczy, 2002 Canadian Alliance Convention, coming in 4th
  • (9th) Bev Meslo, 2003 New Democratic Party Convention, coming in last
  • (10th) Belinda Stronach, 2004 Conservative Convention, coming in 2nd

First Woman to Lead a Provincial Party -

note - Interim leaders, not elected *

First Women In Cabinet (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Mary Ellen Smith, 1st Woman Cabinet Minister anywhere in Western World, 1918-1928 B.C. B.C. Liberal MLA
  • (Federally) - Ellen Fairclough 1957 Progressive Conservative

First Woman Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons

1st Woman Federal Justice Minister (Attoney General) - Kim Campbell (Progressive Conservative)

1st Woman Federal Defence Minister - Kim Campbell (Progressive Conservative)

First Woman Speaker of the House (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Nancy Hodges Alberta Liberal MLA 1941-1953, made speaker of B.C. legislature in Dec 1949.

First Woman Senator -

First Woman Govenor General of Canada -

First Women Premiers -

First Women MLA Elected Provincially in British Columbia -


First Women MLA Elected Provincially in Alberta -

  • Louise McKinney, she was also the 1st woman elected anywhere in the British Empire, 1917-1921 Alberta Legislature for the Non Partisan League, a left wing prohibition, & social welfare party.

First Women MLA Elected Provincially in Saskatchewan -

  • Sarah Ramsland, Saskatchwwan Liberal - Pelly 1919by-1925. Replaced her husband Max who won the seat in 1917 general election after his death. Was re-elected in 1921 and defeated in 1925.

First Women MLA Elected Provincially in Manitoba -

First Women MPP Elected Provincially in Ontario -

  • (1st, tied) Agnes Macphail & Rae Luckock, C.C.F. (the forerunner to the New Democratic Party MPPs for York East 1943-1945, 1948-1951 & for Bracondale 1943-1945 respectively

First Women MNA Elected Provincially in Quebec -

  • Marie-Claire Kirkland, elected in 1961. Also 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.

First Women MLA Elected Provincially in New Brunswick -

First female candidate in P.E.I.: Hilda Ramsay, P.E.I. CCF candidate in 1951 [1]

First Women MLA Elected Provincially in P.E.I. -

First Women MLA Elected Provincially in Nova Scotia -

First Women MHA Elected Provincially in Newfoundland & Labrador -

First Women MLA Elected Provincially in Yukon -

First Women Elected in a Municipal Election - Mary Teresa Sullivan, Halifax City Council, 1936+

Canada's 1st Woman Mayor - Barbara Hanley, Webbwood, Ontario (1936-1944)

Canada's 1st Woman Mayor of a City - Charlotte Whitton, Ottawa (1951-1956, 1960-1964)

1st Woman President of a Political Party in Canada

Aboriginal CanadiansEdit

First Aboriginal Canadian Elected to a Legislature In

Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Frank Arthur Calder, B.C. New Democratic Party , 1949-1975* (1st treaty native elected anywhere in Canada)

First Aboriginal Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Aboriginal Canadian MP) -

First Aboriginal Canadian MLA Elected Provincially in British Columbia -

  • Frank Arthur Calder, B.C. New Democratic Party , 1949-1975* (1st treaty native elected anywhere in Canada)

First Aboriginal Canadian MLA Elected Provincially in Alberta -

  • Mike Cardinal, Alberta Progressive Conservatives MLA Athabasca-Redwater 1989-present

First Aboriginal Canadian MLA Elected Provincially in Saskatchewan -

First Aboriginal Woman MLA Elected Provincially in Saskatchewan -

  • Joan Beatty, Saskatchewan New Democratic Party MLA for Cumberland, 2003 to present

First Aboriginal Canadian MLA Elected Provincially in Manitoba -

  • Elijah Harper, Manitoba New Democratic Party MLA Rupertsland 1981-1992

First Aboriginal Canadian MPP Elected Provincially in Ontario -

  • Peter John North Ontario New Democratic Party) MPP 1990-1993, Independent MPP 1993-1999

First Aboriginal Canadian MNA Elected Provincially in Quebec -

First Aboriginal Canadian MHA Elected Provincially in Newfoundland & Labrador -

  • Wally Andersen Newfoundland & Labrador Liberal MHA Torngat Mountains 1996-present

First Aboriginal Canadian MLA Elected Provincially in Yukon -

First Metis Canadian Elected to a Legislature In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Louis Riel, INDEPENDENT, MP Provencher, Manitoba 1873+

First Inuit Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Inuit Canadian MP) -

  • Peter Ittinuar, New Democratic Party , a pilot from the North West Territories, MP Nunatsiaq, NWT 1979-

First Inuit elected in southern Canada

First Inuit speaker of a legislature

Jewish CanadiansEdit

Extended Full Political Rights -

  • 1831, in Lower Canada (Quebec)

First Jewish Canadian Elected To A Legislature In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Ezekiel Hart, elected in Lower Canada in the by-election of April 11, 1807

First Jewish Canadian Cabinet Minister (provincial or federal) -

First Jewish Canadian Federal Cabinet Minister -

  • Herb Gray, Liberal, first appointed in 1969 as Minister without portfolio by Pierre Trudeau (Liberal)
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First Jewish Canadian Elected to the Canadian House of Commons (1st Jewish Canadian MP) -

  • Henry Nathan, Liberal MP Victoria 1872-1874
  • 2nd - A.A. Heaps, C.C.F. (the forerunner to the New Democratic Party) MP, Winnipeg North 1935-1940
  • 3rd - Fred Rose, Labour Progressive (Communist) MP Cartier, QU 1943-1947

First Jewish Leader of a Federal Party -

First Jewish Premier -

First Jewish Senator -

First Jewish Leader of a Provincial Party -

  • (1st) Dave Barrett, B.C. New Democratic Party 1969-May 20, 1984
  • (2nd) Stephen Lewis, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader 1970-1978
  • (3rd) Izzy Asper, Manitoba Liberal Leader, 1970-75,
  • (4th) Sidney Spivak, Manitoba Progressive Conservatives Leader from 1971 to 1975
  • (5th) Stuart Smith, Ontario Liberal Leader 1976-1982
  • (6th) Larry Grossman, Ontario Progressive Conservatives, November 22, 1985 - September 10, 1987

First Jewish Supreme Court Judge -

Black CanadiansEdit

Early Blacks Elected in Canada -

(NOTE - The first Black elected in Canada is unknown, and it was probably before Canada was a country.)

First Black Candidate To Run Federally -

  • Bill White - Spadina, C.C.F. (the forerunner to the New Democratic Party) 1949

First Black Elected In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

First Black Candidate To Run Provincially in Ontario -

  • (1st)Stanley G. Grizzle ran for the Ontario C.C.F.(the forerunner to the Ontario New Democratic Party) in 1959 Provincial Election in York East (East York).
  • (2nd-tied) Jack White ran for the Ontario N.D.P. in 1963 Provincial Election in Davenport and Leonard Braithwaite, Ontario Liberals in Etobicoke-York in 1963.

First Black Woman elected in Canada (Federally, Provincially) -

  • Rosemary Brown Vancouver-Burrard, Burnaby-Edmonds, B.C. New Democratic Party MP 1972-1986

1st Black Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Black MP) -

  • Rt. Hon Lincoln Alexander - Hamilton Mountain, Progressive Conservative MP 1968-1984
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2nd Black Canadian MP -

  • Howard McCurdy - Windsor-St. Clair, New Democratic Party MP 1984-1993

Other Black Canadian MPs -

1st Black Canadian Woman Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Black Woman MP) -

  • (1st, tied) Jean Augustine, Etobicoke Lakeshore, Liberal MP 1993-now, and Hedy Fry, Vancouver Centre, Liberal MP 1993-now

First Black Person to Run for the Leadership of a Major Party (Federally or Provincially) -

  • (1st) Rosemary Brown - Vancouver-Burrard MLA for the B.C. N.D.P., ran in 1975 for federal New Democratic Party leadership, coming in 2nd
  • (2nd) Howard McCurdy - Windsor-St. Clair MP for the Federal New Democratic Party , ran in 1989 for NDP leadership
  • (3rd) Yvonne Atwell, Nova Scotia New Democratic Party MLA, ran for the Nova Scotia NDP leadership in 1996

1st Black MLA in British Columbia (Provincial) -

  • (1st, tied) Emery Barnes, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA Vancouver Burrard 1972-1996 AND Rosemary Brown, Vancouver Burrard, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA 1972-1986

1st Black MPP in Ontario -

1st Black MNA in Quebec -

  • Jean Alfred, Papineau, Parti Québécois MNA 1976-1981

1st Black Woman MPP in Ontario -

  • Zanana Akande, St-Andrew's-St. Patrick's, Ontario New Democratic Party MPP 1990-1994

1st Black MLA in Nova Scotia -

  • Wayne Adams, Nova Scotia Liberal MLA for Preston 1993-1998

1st Black Woman MLA in Nova Scotia -

  • Yvonne Atwell, Nova Scotia New Democratic Party MLA for Preston 1998-1999
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Other Black MPPS, MLAs, MNAs & MHAs

Black Speaker of a Legislature in Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • (1st) Emery Barnes, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA 1972-1996, Speaker in B.C. legislature 1993 to 1996 when he retired.
  • (2nd) Alvin Curling, Ontario Liberal MPP 1985-2005, Speaker 2003-2005

First Black Canadian In Cabinet (Federally or Provincially) -

  • 1st - *Rt. Hon Lincoln Alexander - Hamilton Mountain, Progressive Conservative MP 1968-1984, Cabinet Ministet in 1979
  • 2nd - Alvin Curling, Ontario Liberal MPP 1985-2005, Cabinet Minister 1985

First Black Women In Cabinet (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Zanana Akande, St-Andrew's-St. Patricks, Ontario New Democratic Party MPP 1990-1994
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1st Black Governor General of Canada -

1st Black Lieutenant Governor -

1st Black Senator -

  • Anne Cools, Liberal Senator 1983-2004, Conservative2004+

Other Black Senators -

Black Presidents, Vice Presidents & Secretaries of Political Parties

  • Yvonne Atwell - Vice President of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party 200?-present
  • Diane O'Reggio - Secretary of the Ontario New Democratic Party

1st Black Female Mayor

South AsiansEdit

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  • NOTE - South Asians include those of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Nepalese or Bangladeshi ancestry.

First South Asian Canadian Candidate In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Hardial Bains, Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada - Eglinton - 1972 federal election

First South Asian Elected In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Moe Sihota, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA, Esquimalt-Port Renfrew 1986-1991, Esquimalt-Metchosin, 1991-2001

1st South Asian Leader of a Major Political Party (Federally or Provincially) -

  • (1st) Raj Pannu, Alberta New Democratic Party Feb 2nd 2000-2004 (MLA 1997-now) (Punjabi)
  • (2nd) Ujjal Dosanjh, B.C. New Democratic Party Feb 24th 2000-2001 (Punjabi)

NOTE - Hardial Bains was the 1st South Asian Canadian to lead a political party. He founded & lead the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada from 1970-1997

South Asian MPs -

  • Jag Bhaduria, Markham--Whitchurch--Stouffville, Liberal MP 1993-1997 (India, ?)
  • Gurbax Singh Malhi, Bramalea--Gore--Malton, Liberal MP 1993-now (India, Sikh)
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  • Herb Dhaliwal, Vancouver South, Liberal MP 1993-2004 (India, Sikh)
  • Gurmant Grewal, Surrey Central, Reform/Alliance/Conservative MP 1997-now (India, Sikh)
  • Deepak Obhrai, Calgary East, Reform/Alliance/Conservative MP 1997-now (Tanzania, ?)
  • Rahim Jaffer, Edmonton--Strathcona, Reform/Alliance/Conservative MP 1997+ (Uganda, Muslim)
  • Ujjal Dosanjh, Vancouver South, Liberal MP 2004+ (India, Sikh)
  • Wajid Khan, Missisauga Streetsville, Liberal MP 2004+ (Pakistan, Muslim)
  • Navdeep Bains, Missisauga-Brampton South, Liberal MP 2004+ (India, Sikh)
  • Yasmin Ratansi, Don Valley East, Liberal MP 2004+ (Africa, Ismali Muslim)
  • Nina Grewal, Fleetwood-Port Kells, Conservative MP 2004+ (India, Sikh)
  • Ruby Dhalla, Brampton-Springdale-Malton, Liberal MP 2004+ (India, Sikh)
  • Sukh Dhaliwal, Newton-North Delta, Liberal MP 2006+ (India, Sikh)

1st South Asian Woman MP -

  • (1st, tied) Yasmin Ratansi, Don Valley East, Liberal MP 2004+ (Ismali, Muslim), Nina Grewal, Fleetwood-Port Kells, Conservative MP 2004+ (India, Sikh) & Ruby Dhalla, Brampton-Springdale-Malton, Liberal MP 2004+ (India, Sikh)

(Yasmin Ratansi is the 1st Muslim woman elected in Canada, & Nina Grewal and Ruby Dhalla are the 1st Punjabi women elected in Canada)

First South Asian MLA elected in BC

  • Moe Sihota, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA, Esquimalt-Port Renfrew 1986-1991, Esquimalt-Metchosin, 1991-2001

First South Asian MLA elected in Alberta

First South Asian MLA elected in Manitoba

First South Asian MLA elected in Ontario

South Asian Provincial MPPs/MLAs -

  • Moe Sihota, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA, Esquimalt-Port Renfrew 1986-1991, Esquimalt-Metchosin, 1991-2001
  • Ujjal Dosanjh, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA, Vancouver Kensington, 1991-2001
  • Harry Lali B.C. New Democratic Party MLA, Yale-Lillooet, 1991-2001, 2005-now
  • Rob Nijjar, B.C. Liberal MLA Vancouver Kingsway 2001-2005
  • Patty Sahota, B.C. Liberal MLA Burnaby Edmonds 2001-2005
  • John Nuraney, B.C. Liberal MLA Burnaby Willingdon 2001-now (Ismaili)
  • Jagrup Brar, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA, Surrey-Panorama Ridge, 2004by-now
  • Harry Bains, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA Surrey Newton 2005-now
  • Raj Chouhan, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA Burnaby Edmonds 2005-now
  • Harry Sohal, Alberta Progressive Conservative MLA Calgary McCall 1993-1997
  • Raj Pannu, Alberta New Democratic Party MLA, Edmonton Stratcona, 1997-now
  • Shiraz Shariff , Alberta Progressive Conservative MLA Calgary McCall 1997-now
  • Bharat Agnihotri, Alberta Liberal MLA, Edmonton Ellerslie, 2004-now
  • Mo Elsalhy, Alberta Liberal MLA Edmonton McClung, 2004-now
  • Gulzar Cheema, Manitoba Liberal MLA Kildonan 1988-1990, the Maples 1990-1993by, B.C. Liberal MLA Surrey Panorama Ridge 2001-2004by
  • Bidhu Jha, Manitoba New Democratic Party , Raddison, 2003-now
  • Murad Velshi, Ontario Liberal MPP, Don Mills 1987-1990
  • Raminder Gill, Ontario Progressive Conservative,

Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale 1995-2003

  • Vic Dhillon, Ontario Liberal MPP, Brampton West Missisauga, 2003+
  • Kuldip Kular, Ontario Liberal MPP, Brampton Gore Malton Springdale, 2003+
  • Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, Ontario Liberal MPP, Etobicoke North, 2003-now
  • Khalil Ramal, Ontario Liberal MPP, London Fanshawe, 2003+
  • Harinder Takhar, Ontario Liberal MPP, Missisauga Centre 2003+
  • Bas Balkisoon, Ontario Liberal MPP Scarborough Rogue River 2005by-now

South Asian Canadian Senators

South Asian Presidents, Vice Presidents & Secretaries of Political Parties

  • Raj Sharan - Former President of the Newfoundland & Labrador Newfoundland & Labrador New Democratic Party

Arab CanadiansEdit

First Arab Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Arab Canadian MP) -

  • (1st) Pierre De Bane, 1968-1984, Liberal MP Matane, Que. (Palestinian)

Arab Canadian MPs

  • Fonse Faour, 1978-1980, New Democratic Party MP in Newfoundland
  • Mac Harb, 1988-2004, Liberal MP Ottawa Centre (Lebanon)
  • Mark Assad, 1997-2004 Liberal MP Gatineau
  • Georges Farrah, 2000-2004 Liberal MP Bonaventure-Iles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Helena Guergis, Conservative MP Simcoe-Grey 2004-present

First Arab Canadian In Cabinet (Federally or Provincially) -

First Arab Canadian leader of a political party -

First Arab Canadian Senator -

Arab Canadian Provincial MPPs/MLAs -

  • Larry Shaben, Alberta Progressive Conservative MPP Lesser Slave Lake 1975-1989

(1st Arab/Muslim elected to Alberta Legislature and 1st Muslim Cabinet Minister anywhere in Canada)

  • Moe Amery, Alberta Progressive Conservative MLA Calgary East 1993-now
  • Sine Chadi, Alberta Liberal MLA Edmonton Roper 1993-1997
  • Mark Assad, Quebec Liberal MNA 1970 to 1976, 1981 to 1988 Gatineau--La Lièvre
  • Georges Farrah, Quebec Liberal MNA Îles-de-la-Madeleine 1985-1998
  • Fatima Houda-Pepin, Quebec Liberal MNA La Pinière 1994-present

Iranian (Persian) CanadiansEdit

First Persian Canadian Candidate In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

Armenian CanadiansEdit

First Armenian Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Armenian Canadian MP) -

  • Sarkis Assadourian Liberal MP MP Don Valley North 1993-1997, 1997-2004 MP Brampton Centre (Syrian Armenian)

Chinese CanadiansEdit

First Chinese Canadian Candidate In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Catherine Emily Ling, 1941 BC Provincial Election for the Emancipation Party in Vancouver Point Grey

First Chinese Canadian Elected In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Douglas Jung Vancouver Centre Progressive Conservative MP 1957-1962

First Chinese Canadian Woman elected in Canada (Federally, Provincially) -

  • (1st, tied) Jenny Kwan,B.C. New Democratic Party MLA & Ida Chong, B.C. Liberal MP MLA, both elected in 1996 BC provincial election

First Chinese-Canadian Women MP -

First Chinese Canadian Leader of a Major Political Party (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Arthur Lee, B.C. Liberal leader 1984-1987 (*It should be noted that the BC Liberals had no seats)

First Chinese-Canadian in Cabinet -

  • Bob Wong, 1987 Ontario Liberal became Minister of Energy

First Chinese Canadian Senator -

1st Chinese Canadian Governor General of Canada -

1st Chinese Canadian Lieutenant Governor -

  • (1st) David Lam British Columbia Lieutenant Governor 1988-1995
  • (2nd) Norman Kwong current Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Chinese Canadian MPs -

  • Douglas Jung, Vancouver Centre Progressive Conservative MP 1957-1962
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  • Arthur Lee, Vancouver East, Liberal MP 1974-1979
  • Raymond Chan, Richmond BC, Liberal MP 1993-2000, 2004-present
  • Sophia Leung, Vancouver Kingsway Liberal MP 1997-2004
  • Inky Mark, Dauphin-Swan River Reform/Canadian Alliance/Conservative MP 1997-present
  • Mike Chong, Wellington-Halton Hills, Conservative MP 2004-present (1/2 Chinese)
  • Meili Faille, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Bloc Quebecious MP 2004-present (1/2 Chinese)
  • Olivia Chow, Trinity-Spadina, New Democratic Party MP 2006-present


Chinese Canadian Provincial MPPs/MLAs -

  • Jenny Kwan, B.C. New Democratic Party MLA, Vancouver in 1996-now
  • Ida Chong, B.C. Liberal MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head 1996-now
  • Richard Lee, B.C. Liberal MLA Burnaby North 2001-now
  • Patrick Wong, B.C. Liberal MLA Vancouver-Kensington 2001-2005
  • John Yap B.C. Liberal MLA Richmond-Steveston 2005+
  • Gary Mar, Alberta Progressive Conservatives, Calgary MacKay 1993-present
  • Bob Wong, Ontario Liberal MPP, Fort York 1987-1990
  • Tony Wong, Ontario Liberal MPP, Markham, 2003-present

First Chinese Canadian Mayor in North America

  • Peter Wing, Mayor of Kamloops, first elected 1966, serving for 3 terms

Vietnamese CanadiansEdit

  • Hung Pham, Alberta Progressive Conservative, Calgary Montrose 1993-present
  • Wayne Cao, Alberta Progressive Conservative, Calgary Fort, 1997-present

Filipino CanadiansEdit

First Filipino Elected In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Conrad Santos, Manitoba New Democratic Party MLA Burrows 1981-1988, Broadway 1990-1999, Wellington 1999-present

First Filipino Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Filipino Canadian MP) -

First Filipino Canadian to Run for the Leadership of a Major Party (Federally or Provincially) -

Filipino Canadian Provincial MPPs/MLAs -

  • Conrad Santos, Manitoba New Democratic Party MLA Burrows 1981-1988, Broadway 1990-1999, Wellington 1999-now (Winnipeg)
  • Cris Aglugub, Manitoba New Democratic Party MLA the Maples 1999-now

Japanese CanadiansEdit

First Japanese Canadian Candidate In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Joan Kabayama, GRENVILLE--CARLETON New Democratic Party 1972 Federal Election

First Japanese Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Japanese Canadian MP) -

  • Bev Oda, Conservative MP Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge 2004-present

Japanese Canadian Provincial MPPs/MLAs -

Korean CanadiansEdit

First Korean Canadian Candidate In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • (1st) Dr. David Kho, Ontario New Democratic Party , 1987 Provincial Election Scarborough Agincourt
  • (2nd) Raymond Cho, New Democratic Party, 1988 Federal Election, Scarborough Rogue-River

First Korean-Canadian elected to a legislature (Federally or Provincially) -

Portuguese CanadiansEdit

First Portuguese Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Portuguese Canadian MP) -

  • (1st) - John Rodriquez, Nickel Belt, New Democratic Party MP 1974-1980, 1984-1993 (Guyanese Portuguese)
  • (2nd) - Mario Silva, Davenport, Liberal MP 2004-present

Portuguese Canadian Provincial MPPs/MLAs -

  • Carl DeFaria, Ontario Progressive Conservative, Missisauga East 1995-2003

Greek CanadiansEdit

First Greek Elected In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • George Samis, Ontario New Democratic Party MP 1974by-1985 Cornwall

First Greek Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Greek Canadian MP) -

  • Gus Mitges, Progressive Conservative MP Grey-Simcoe 1972-1993

Greek Canadian MPs -

Greek Canadian Provincial MPPs/MLAs -

  • Peter Delefes, Nova Scotia New Democratic Party MLA Halifax Citadel 1998-1999

Polish CanadiansEdit

First Polish Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Polish Canadian MP) -

Polish Canadian MPs -

Polish Canadian Provincial MPPs/MLAs -

  • Paul Yakabuski Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Renfrew South 1963-1987
  • Jan Dukszta Ontario New Democratic Party MPP Parkdale 1971-1981
  • Edward Ziemba Ontario New Democratic Party MPP High Park-Swansea 1975-1977-1981
  • Gary Malkowski Ontario New Democratic Party MPP York East 1990-1995
  • Elaine Ziemba Ontario New Democratic Party MPP High Park-Swansea 1990-1995
  • Marilyn Mushinski, Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP, Scarborough Centre 1995-2003
  • Leona Dombrowsky, Ontario Liberal MPP, Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington 1999-present
  • John Yakabuski, Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP, Renfrew-Nippising-Pembroke 2003+

Latvian CanadiansEdit

1st Latvian Canadian MP -

Slovakian CanadiansEdit

First Slovakian Canadian to Run for the Leadership of a Major Party (Federally or Provincially) -

Ukrainian CanadiansEdit

First Ukrainian Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Ukrainian Canadian MP) -

First Ukrainian Canadian Leader of a Major Political Party (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Roy Romanow, Saskatchewan New Democratic Party leader 1987-2001

First Ukrainian Premier -

First Ukrainian Canadian Governor General of Canada -

Hungarian CanadiansEdit

First Hungarian Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Hungarian Canadian MP) -

  • Tom Wappel, Liberal MP Scarborough West 1988-2000; Scarborough Southwest 2000-present

First Hungarian-born Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature -

Croatian CanadiansEdit

First Croatian Canadian Elected to a Legislature

  • John Sola, Ontario Liberal MPP Missisauga East 1987-1993 (expelled)

First Croatian Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature (1st Croatian Canadian MP) -

  • Dave Stupich, New Democratic Party MP Nanaimo-Cowichan 1988-1993

First Croatian-born Canadian Elected to the Federal Legislature -

People with disabilitiesEdit

First Hearing Impaired (Deaf) Person Elected In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • Gary Malkowski Ontario New Democratic Party MPP York East (East York) 1990-1995

Cerebral Palsy candidates in past elections

Quadraplegic & Paraplegic Candidates in Past Elections 2006 federal election -

First Quadraplegic Person Elected In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

First Quadraplegic Person Elected Federally

First Quadraplegic Mayor -

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, TransgenderEdit

First Openly Gay Candidate In Canada (Federally or Provincially) -

  • (1st) Robert Douglas Cook 1979 BC Provincial Election for GATE (Gay Alliance Toward Equality) Party in West Vancouver-Howe Sound
  • (2nd) George Hislop 1981 Ontario Provincial Election, Independent Candidate in St. George ALSO 1981 Toronto Municipal Election

First Openly Gay MP -

  • Svend Robinson, New Democratic Party ,elected in 1979, came out in 1988
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First Elected Openly Gay MP -

  • Bill Siksay New Democratic Party MP for Burnaby-Douglas elected in 2004

First Gay/Lesbian to run for Leadership of a (Major) Party -

  • (1st) Svend Robinson, 1995 New Democratic Party leadership race, coming in 1st but abdicating
  • (2nd) Scott Brison, Progressive Conservative 2003 Leadership race, coming in 3rd (He later quit to join the Liberal Party in Nov 2003)

First Openly Gay Leader of a Political Party

First Openly Gay/Lesbian Senator -

  • (1st) Laurier Lapierre
  • (2nd) Nancy Ruth (formerly Nancy Jackman) PC, 1st Lesbian Senator, Appointed in 2006, came out in 1990(?)

First Openly Gay Mayor -

Gay Canadian Politicians -

Transgendered Candidates

  • Enza Anderson - Candidate for Mayor of Toronto in 1997 & 2000. Candidate for City Council in 2003.

See alsoEdit

Article at other websitesEdit

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