The state funeral of Claire Kirkland-Casgrain will take place next Saturday at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, said Tuesday the government Couillard. The religious ceremony will be celebrated at 11 am.
Claire Kirkland-Casgrain, the first woman elected to the National Assembly and member of the Council of Ministers, passed away last Thursday at the age of 91.
From the first hours following the announcement of his death, Prime Minister Philippe Couillard announced that the missing would be entitled to a state funeral.
Ms. Kirkland-Casgrain was the first woman to receive this honor in Quebec.
Born Marie Claire Kirkland, she was elected Liberal MP for the riding of Jacques-Cartier, the election of 14 December 1961.
It was then re-elected in 1962 and in Marguerite-Bourgeoys in 1966 and 1970.
She held the ministerial posts of Transport and Communications, Minister of Tourism, Hunting and Fishing.
She was then appointed a judge of the Provincial Court and President of the Minimum Wage Board in February 1973. Then, Ms. Kirkland-Casgrain became a judge in the judicial district of Montreal from 1980. She retired in 1991.
She was born September 8, 1924 in Palmer, Massachusetts.
She had been for more than 12 years the only woman to serve as an MP in Quebec.