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Flora Isabel MacDonald

Flora Isabel MacDonald was a sixth-generation Canadian whose ancestors came to Canada from the Scottish highlands in the 1790s.

Flora was a trailblazer for women in politics, a humanitarian, and a champion of human rights, known for her courage, sensitivity, and good sense.  

Flora MacDonald made history by becoming Canada's first female foreign minister.

At the 1976 PC leadership convention, she became the first woman to mount a serious campaign for the leadership of one of Canada's two major governing parties.

After leaving politics in 1989 Flora was deeply involved in a range of human rights and environmental activities around the globe.