Women MLA Listing

Brenda Mary Robertson

Details

Name:
Brenda Mary Robertson
Born:
1929 in Sussex, NB
Party:
Progressive Conservative
First Elected:
GE 23 October 1967, County of Albert

Education

  • Sussex High School
  • Mount Allison University - BSc (Home Economics), 1950
  • Mount Saint Vincent University - Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1973
  • Université de Moncton - Honorary Doctorate of Social Sciences, 1983

Private Career

 

  • Home Economist: Department of Agriculture's Women's Centre
  • Head of Fine Arts: Trent University
  • Home Economics Teacher: Saint John High School

 

Political Career

 

  • Member: Coverdale Women's Progressive Conservative Association
  • 1967: Elected MLA for Albert County, GE 23 October (first woman elected in NB)
  • 1968: President: NB Women's Progressive Conservative Association
  • 1970: Re-elected MLA for Albert County, GE 26 October
  • 1970-1971: Minister of Youth (first woman cabinet minister)
  • 1971-1974: Minister of Youth and Social Services
  • 1974: Re-elected MLA for the new riding of Riverview, GE 18 November
  • 1976-1982: Minister of Health
  • 1978: Re-elected MLA for Riverview, GE 23 October
  • 1982: Re-elected MLA for Riverview, GE 12 October
  • 1982-1984: Minister Responsible for Social Program Reform
  • 1984: Appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
  • 2004: Retired from the Senate

 

Committees

  • Member: House Committee on Public Accounts
  • Member: House Committee on Municipalities
  • Member: House Committee on the Library
  • Member: House Committee on Law Amendments
  • Member: House Committee on Standing Rules
  • Member: House Committee on Agriculture
  • Member: House Committee on Corporations
  • Member: House Committee on Social Development

Awards

  • 2004: Order of New Brunswick