Born Violet King, she went to Crescent Heights High School, before starting her studies at the University of Alberta in 1948. She moved back to Calgary to article, working on a number of murder trials, and was called to the bar in 1954.
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Who was the first black Canadian to serve in the House of Commons?
Lincoln MacCauley Alexander PC CC OOnt CD QC (January 21, 1922 – October 19, 2012) was a Canadian lawyer who became the first black Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, the first black federal Cabinet Minister (serving as federal Minister of Labour), the first black Chair of the Worker’s Compensation Board, …
Who was the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament?
In the 1993 federal election, Augustine became the first Black Canadian woman elected to the Parliament of Canada; she served three terms as Chair of the National Liberal Women’s Caucus.