Pauline Jewett

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Pauline Jewett, PC, OC (December 11, 1922 – July 5, 1992) was a Canadian Member of Parliament.

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, she received a BA and a MA from Queen's University and a Ph.D in political science from Harvard University in 1949. She later taught at Carleton University in political science and served as Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies.

In the 1962 federal election, she ran as a Liberal candidate in the riding of Northumberland. She lost by 758 votes to the Progressive Conservative candidate Harry Bradley. In the 1963 election, she defeated Harry Bradley by 505 votes. However, in the 1965 election, she lost to a different Progressive Conservative candidate, George Hees, by 563 votes.

After Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act during the October Crisis, she quit the Liberal Party and joined the New Democratic Party. She ran as an NDP candidate in the 1972 election in the riding of Ottawa West, but came in third, losing to the Progressive Conservative candidate, Peter Reilly.

In 1974, she moved to British Columbia as president of Simon Fraser University. She was the first woman president of a Canadian co-educational...
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