Date of issue of stamp: September 26, 1997
Designed by: Kosta (Gus) Tsetsekas and
based on a illustration by Steve Hepburn
The stamp shows a portrait of Judy LaMarsh as the confident politician.
1,875,000 copies of the stamp were printed by
Canadian Bank Note Co.
© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Judy Verlyn LaMarsh.
Born Chattham, Ontario
December 20, 1924. Died October 27, 1980. After serving in the
Canadian Women's Army Corp she went to the University of Toronto and
Osgood Hall Law School. A lawyer, educator and politician this colourful,
flamboyant woman as Canada's Minister of Health and Welfare introduced the
Canada Pension Plan. As Secretary of State for Canada she presided over
the 1967 Centennial year celebrations for Canada with great flair. She
also established the Royal Commission on the Status of Women. Retiring
from politics in 1968 she toured on the speaking circuit, hosted a
television show and an open-line program and wrote a novel and her memoir.