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Hilda Watson

Hilda Watson, circa 1970

Yukon Archives, Yukon. Public Affairs, 90/58R #20

Hilda Watson

Hilda Pauline Watson born 1922 in Saskatchewan, died 1996 in Yukon; elected 1970 in Carmacks-Kluane, 1974 (resigned 1975), 1975 (by-election) in Kluane; appointed 1970 Minister, Member Executive Committee; Progressive Conservative. First woman in the Yukon Legislative Assembly named as Minister, Member of Executive Committee; first woman elected to lead a political party in Yukon and in Canada.

Sound Clip Summary

February 19, 1973 – Hilda Watson opposes the motion to change to Western Time Zone.

Yukon Archives, Yukon Legislative Assembly sound recordings, Hilda_Watson.mp3