LaMarsh, Julia Verlyn
Julia Verlyn LaMarsh, "Judy," lawyer, politician, broadcaster, novelist (b at Chatham, Ont 20 Dec 1924; d at Toronto 27 Oct 1980). Liberal MP for Niagara Falls 1960-68, Judy LaMarsh was a controversial member of Prime Minister PEARSON's
Cabinet and was responsible for some of that government's more innovative legislation. Under her aegis as minister of national health and welfare (now HEALTH CANADA
) 1963-65, the CANADA PENSION PLAN
was implemented and Canada's "medicare" system designed. As secretary of state 1965-68, she brought in the Broadcasting Act, presided over the CENTENNIAL YEAR
celebrations, and established the Royal Commission on the STATUS OF WOMEN IN CANADA
. Her books include Memoirs of a Bird in a Gilded Cage
Links to Other Sites
LAMARSH, The Hon. Julia Verlyn (Judy), P.C., O.C., Q.C., B.A.
The Parliamentarian File for The Hon. Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh, P.C., O.C., Q.C., B.A.
Brief biography of politician, broadcaster, and author Judy LaMarsh. From the "Judy LaMarsh Fund" website.
Politicians associated with the development of the Canada Pension Plan. From theCanadian Museum of Civilization.
Portrait of Judy LaMarsh
Portrait of Judy LaMarsh from the Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection.