In 1972, Rosemary Brown became a New Democratic Party member of British Columbia’s legislative assembly. This made Brown the first Black woman to be elected at the provincial or federal level in Canada. Brown was born in Jamaica into a political family and immigrated to Canada in 1951 to attend McGill University where she received her BA in social work. Her passion for social work led her to pursue her Masters at UBC. While studying, she encountered sexism and racism. She responded by making history as the first woman elected to a provincial legislature.
Question 5: Corrine Sparks of Nova Scotia became the first Black woman to:
|Become a Judge in Canada|
|Become a Lawyer in Canada|
|Become a Police Chief in Canada|
|Become a School Superintendent|