Aideen Nicholson


Aideen Nicholson

Aideen Nicholson (born April 29 1927) is a former Canadian politician.

Nicholson was born in Dublin, Ireland. She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and later at the London School of Economics.

A social worker by profession, Nicholson worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, taught at George Brown Community College and the University of Toronto and also worked at Ontario Correctional Services and as a founding member of the Ontario Commission on the Status of Women.

She entered politics in the 1974 federal election, defeating Paul Hellyer in the riding of Trinity in Toronto and was re-elected three times as a Liberal. She served as parliamentary secretary for several years and was on the Liberal front bench after the party entered the opposition as a result of the 1984 federal election. She served as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee from 1984 through 1987.

Due to redistribution, her riding disappeared prior to the 1988 election, and she decided to seek the Liberal nomination in St. Paul's riding, which was held by Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Barbara McDougall. The nomination was contested by Paul Hellyer, whom Nicholson had defeated when he ran as a Tory in 1974 but who had rejoined the Liberals in 1982. Nicholson defeated Hellyer for the Liberal nomination, but was unable to defeat McDougall in the general election. She subsequently was appointed to the Immigration Review Board [http://www.parl.gc.ca/35/Archives/committees352/cits/evidence/22_96-06-18/cits22_blk101.html]

In 2003, Nicholson was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians [http://www.exparl.ca/rec2003_e.shtml] .

ource

* [http://www.vindicator.ca/In_Memorys_Eye/4_Honourable_Members_2.asp In Memory's Eye: Recollections of Canadian politicians] by John Ward, editor of "Hansard" for several decades.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nicholson — Family name Meaning derived from Son of Nichol Region of origin England, Scotland Footnotes: [1] Nicholson is a surname of northern E …   Wikipedia

  • List of Members of the Canadian House of Commons - N — Na * Joseph Célestin Nadon b. 1899 first elected in 1949 as Liberal member for Gatineau, Quebec. * Guillaume Alphonse Nantel b. 1852 first elected in 1882 as Conservative member for Terrebonne, Quebec. * Wilfrid Bruno Nantel b. 1857 first elected …   Wikipedia

  • 33e législature du Canada — Brian Mulroney fut premier ministre durant la 33e législature. La 33e législature du Canada fut en session du 5 novembre 1984 au 1er octobre 1988. Sa composition fut établie par les élections de 1984, tenues le 4 septembre 1984, et fut légèrement …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paul Hellyer — Infobox Politician honorific prefix =The Right Honourable name = Paul Theodore Hellyer width = 150px height = 150px caption = small office = term start = term end = predecessor = successor = constituency = majority = office2 = term start2 = term… …   Wikipedia

  • Trinity (electoral district) — Trinity was an electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons 1935 to 1988. It covered a portion of the western Toronto. Its name comes from the Trinity Bellwoods area that was once home to Trinity… …   Wikipedia

  • 30e législature du Canada — La distribution initiale de la 30e législature du Canada …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 31e législature du Canada — La distribution initiale de la 31e législature du Canada Joe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 32e législature du Canada — La distribution initiale des sièges lors de la 32e législature du Canada …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paul Hellyer — Paul Theodore Hellyer, C.P. (né le 6 août 1923 à Waterford en Ontario) est un politicien canadien. Sommaire 1 Début de carrière politique 2 Ministre et candidat à la direction libérale …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paul Theodore Hellyer — Paul Hellyer L honorable Paul Theodore Hellyer, C.P. (né le 6 août 1923 à Waterford en Ontario) est un politicien canadien qui a eu une longue carrière. Sommaire 1 Début de carrière politique 2 Ministre et candidat à la direction libérale …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.