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Marilou McPhedran, C.M., LL.B., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Marilou McPhedran, C.M., LL.B., LL.D. C.M. Winnipeg
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada June 24, 1985 October 30, 1985
A Toronto lawyer and civil rights activist, she was one of the most influential leaders of the 1980-81 Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution. This apparently instantaneous galvanization of women from across the country won a guarantee of equality between the sexes which was the greatest step forward for Canadian women since the Persons Case of 1929.
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