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The Right Hon. Jeanne Sauvé, P.C., C.C., C.D., C.M.M.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1922-04-26

Place of Birth:  Howell, Saskatchewan, Canada

Deceased Date (yyyy-mm-dd):  1993-01-26 (70 years old)

Profession | Occupation:  journalist

Notes: First woman Governor General of Canada (1984-1990)
First woman Speaker of the House of Commons (1980-1984)

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 4,095 days (11 years, 2 months, 16 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Ahuntsic Liberal Party of Canada 1974-07-08 Elected
Ahuntsic Liberal Party of Canada 1972-10-30 Elected
Laval-des-Rapides
Resignation. Appointed first woman Governor-General of Canada.
Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 Elected
Laval-des-Rapides Liberal Party of Canada 1979-05-22 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1972-10-30 - 1984-01-15

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Speaker of the House of Commons
Portfolio Term
Speaker of the House of Commons
First woman Speaker of the House of Commons.
1980-04-14 - 1984-01-15
Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Communications 1975-12-05 - 1979-06-03
Minister of the Environment 1974-08-08 - 1975-12-04
Minister of State / Secretary of State
Portfolio Term
Minister of State for Science and Technology
First woman from Québec appointed Federal Cabinet Minister.
1972-11-27 - 1974-08-07
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Co-Chair 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1980-04-14 - 1984-01-15)
Standing Joint Committee on the Restaurant of Parliament Co-Chair 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)

Federal Public Office

Governor General
Portfolio Term
Governor General
Appointed first woman Governor General of Canada on December 23, 1983, but installed only on May 14, 1984 because of illness
1984-05-14 - 1990-01-28

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Spouse Maurice Sauvé
(M.P.)
1923-09-20 1992-04-13

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Renaissance of a Canadian corporate philosophy. Business Quarterly. 54 (1):10-14 Summer 1989

Sécurité et émancipation : nouvelle famille contemporaine. In : Foyers Notre-Dame canadiens. Congrès national (7e : 1966). La sécurité dans la famille : rapport du 7e Congrès national des Foyers Notre-Dame. Montréal: Éditions des Foyers Notre-Dame; p. 45-60. 1966

Beginnings [as told to Bee MacGuire]. Today. p. 3 May 3, 1980

Foreword = Préface. In: Dear world: the children of Canada / the Canadian Children's Project ; foreword by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé; conceived and directed by Ben Wicks = = Cher monde : les enfants du Canada / le Projet des enfants canadiens ; préface par .... Agincourt, Ont.: Methuen Publications; 96 p. 1986

Joyau du Québec. Québec science. 14:4 sept. 1975

Women, politics and the civil service. Canadian Banker & ICB Review. 82:32-5 May/June 1975

Le dixième colloque sur le mariage et la famille : la famille la valeur la plus sûre de la société. Église canadienne. 21 (19):579-82 2 juin 1988

The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé = La très honorable Jeanne Sauvé. In: Governors general of Canada, 1867-1995: bibliography = Les gouverneurs généraux du Canada, 1867-1995 : bibliographie. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation; p. [97]-107. 1995

La femme canadienne : le droit canadien. Optimum. 6 (1):14-25 1975

Perspectives. Homemarker's Magazine. 23 (8):226-8ff Nov./Dec. 1988

Commentaires sur la Commission royale sur la situation de la femme au Canada. Canadian Banker. 78:30-3 Jan./Feb. 1971

Perspectives. Madame au foyer. 23 (8):203-4, 206 nov.-déc. 1988

Structural changes seen in broadcasting. Marketing. 84:16 Jan. 15, 1979

L'unité, le partage et la paix. Sélection du Reader's Digest. 75:13-14 août 1984

Importance of reading. Canadian Library Journal. 46 (2):69 Apr. 1989

Jean-Paul II, l'audace du prophète. Église canadienne. 18:35 20 sept. 1984

Préface. In : Ma vision de la paix. [Ottawa]: Affaires extérieures Canada; 117 p. 1986

Une rassembleuse et une mobilisatrice pour l'action. In : Thérèse Casgrain : une femme tenace et engagée / textes colligés par Anita Caron et Lorraine Archambault avec la collaboration d'Évelyne Tardy et Robert Comeau. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec; p. [375]-9. 1993

L'environnement et l'esprit humain. Naturaliste. 12:131-3 fév. 1975

Governors General of Canada, 1867-1995: bibliography = Les gouverneurs généraux du Canada, 1867-1995 : bibliographie. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation; 113 p. 1995

Un rêve ou une réalité?. Banquier et revue IBC. 2 (2):34-6 1975

Foreword. In: What peace means to me. [Ottawa]: External Affairs Canada; 107 p. 1986

Stimuler l'innovation dans l'industrie canadienne. Commerce. 75:21-4 mai 1973

Position canadienne à Bucarest. Bulletin de L'Association des démographes du Québec. 3:12-17 déc. 1974

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 4,095 days (11 years, 2 months, 16 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Ahuntsic Liberal Party of Canada 1974-07-08 Elected
Ahuntsic Liberal Party of Canada 1972-10-30 Elected
Laval-des-Rapides
Resignation. Appointed first woman Governor-General of Canada.
Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 Elected
Laval-des-Rapides Liberal Party of Canada 1979-05-22 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1972-10-30 - 1984-01-15

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Speaker of the House of Commons
Portfolio Term
Speaker of the House of Commons
First woman Speaker of the House of Commons.
1980-04-14 - 1984-01-15
Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Communications 1975-12-05 - 1979-06-03
Minister of the Environment 1974-08-08 - 1975-12-04
Minister of State / Secretary of State
Portfolio Term
Minister of State for Science and Technology
First woman from Québec appointed Federal Cabinet Minister.
1972-11-27 - 1974-08-07
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Co-Chair 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1980-04-14 - 1984-01-15)
Standing Joint Committee on the Restaurant of Parliament Co-Chair 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)

Federal Public Office

Governor General
Portfolio Term
Governor General
Appointed first woman Governor General of Canada on December 23, 1983, but installed only on May 14, 1984 because of illness
1984-05-14 - 1990-01-28

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Spouse Maurice Sauvé
(M.P.)
1923-09-20 1992-04-13

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Renaissance of a Canadian corporate philosophy. Business Quarterly. 54 (1):10-14 Summer 1989

Sécurité et émancipation : nouvelle famille contemporaine. In : Foyers Notre-Dame canadiens. Congrès national (7e : 1966). La sécurité dans la famille : rapport du 7e Congrès national des Foyers Notre-Dame. Montréal: Éditions des Foyers Notre-Dame; p. 45-60. 1966

Beginnings [as told to Bee MacGuire]. Today. p. 3 May 3, 1980

Foreword = Préface. In: Dear world: the children of Canada / the Canadian Children's Project ; foreword by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé; conceived and directed by Ben Wicks = = Cher monde : les enfants du Canada / le Projet des enfants canadiens ; préface par .... Agincourt, Ont.: Methuen Publications; 96 p. 1986

Joyau du Québec. Québec science. 14:4 sept. 1975

Women, politics and the civil service. Canadian Banker & ICB Review. 82:32-5 May/June 1975

Le dixième colloque sur le mariage et la famille : la famille la valeur la plus sûre de la société. Église canadienne. 21 (19):579-82 2 juin 1988

The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé = La très honorable Jeanne Sauvé. In: Governors general of Canada, 1867-1995: bibliography = Les gouverneurs généraux du Canada, 1867-1995 : bibliographie. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation; p. [97]-107. 1995

La femme canadienne : le droit canadien. Optimum. 6 (1):14-25 1975

Perspectives. Homemarker's Magazine. 23 (8):226-8ff Nov./Dec. 1988

Commentaires sur la Commission royale sur la situation de la femme au Canada. Canadian Banker. 78:30-3 Jan./Feb. 1971

Perspectives. Madame au foyer. 23 (8):203-4, 206 nov.-déc. 1988

Structural changes seen in broadcasting. Marketing. 84:16 Jan. 15, 1979

L'unité, le partage et la paix. Sélection du Reader's Digest. 75:13-14 août 1984

Importance of reading. Canadian Library Journal. 46 (2):69 Apr. 1989

Jean-Paul II, l'audace du prophète. Église canadienne. 18:35 20 sept. 1984

Préface. In : Ma vision de la paix. [Ottawa]: Affaires extérieures Canada; 117 p. 1986

Une rassembleuse et une mobilisatrice pour l'action. In : Thérèse Casgrain : une femme tenace et engagée / textes colligés par Anita Caron et Lorraine Archambault avec la collaboration d'Évelyne Tardy et Robert Comeau. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec; p. [375]-9. 1993

L'environnement et l'esprit humain. Naturaliste. 12:131-3 fév. 1975

Governors General of Canada, 1867-1995: bibliography = Les gouverneurs généraux du Canada, 1867-1995 : bibliographie. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation; 113 p. 1995

Un rêve ou une réalité?. Banquier et revue IBC. 2 (2):34-6 1975

Foreword. In: What peace means to me. [Ottawa]: External Affairs Canada; 107 p. 1986

Stimuler l'innovation dans l'industrie canadienne. Commerce. 75:21-4 mai 1973

Position canadienne à Bucarest. Bulletin de L'Association des démographes du Québec. 3:12-17 déc. 1974