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The Honourable
 Barbara Jean McDougall

Member of Parliament
for St. Paul's
In office
Preceded by John Roberts
Succeeded by Barry Campbell

Born November 12, 1937 (1937-11-12) (age 72)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Residence Toronto
Profession Lawyer

Barbara Jean McDougall, PC, OC, (born November 12, 1937) is a former Canadian politician. McDougall received a B.A. from the University of Toronto in political science and economics, in 1963.

In 2000, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.


Government and Political Experience

She was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1984 and held the following government posts:

Position Term
Secretary of State for External Affairs 1991.04.21 - 1993.06.24
Minister of State (Youth) (Acting) 1990.01.24 - 1990.02.22
Minister of Employment and Immigration 1988.03.31 - 1991.04.20
Minister of State 1986.06.30 - 1988.03.30
Minister of State (Privatization) 1986.06.30 - 1988.03.30
Minister responsible for the Status of Women 1986.06.30 - 1990.02.22
Minister of State 1984.09.17 - 1986.06.29
Minister of State (Finance) 1984.09.17 - 1986.06.29

McDougall has remained active in conservative political circles. She is a member of the Red Tory Council and supported auto-parts magnate Belinda Stronach's campaign to become leader of the new Conservative Party of Canada in winter 2004.

On December 18, 2006, it was announced that she would be appointed as a panelist on the Internal Trade Implementation Act for a period of five years.

Other Careers

Barbara McDougall is currently an advisor for Toronto law firm Aird & Berlis LLP where she counsels clients on matters of international business development, corporate governance and government relations.

She is the Chair of Global Panel America and a member of the Foundation's worldwide Supervisory board based in Berlin. She has served as a Canadian representative to the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington and The International Crisis Group in Brussels, Belgium.

A Scotiabank director from 1999 to 2008, she sat on the Audit and Conduct Review Committee and the Human Resources Committee. She had previously served as Chair of the Conduct Review/Pension Committee.

McDougall also sits on the boards of Stelco Inc., the Independent Order of Foresters and Unique Solutions Design Ltd.

She has worked as a business reporter for the Vancouver Sun, an analyst for Odium Brown and at brokerage firm A.E. Ames, where she became the company's first female vice president.

In December 2007, Barbara McDougall was appointed Chair of the board of Canada's International Development Research Centre

Barbara McDougall also serves on the Board of Directors of Imperial Tobacco Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of British American Tobacco. In that capacity, she chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Imperial Tobacco Canada.[1]


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