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The Honourable
 Ethel M. Cochrane
 B.Ed., M.Ed.

Assumed office 
November 17, 1986
Appointed by Brian Mulroney & 23rd Governor General Jeanne Sauvé
Preceded by Eric Cook

Born September 23, 1937 (1937-09-23) (age 72)
Port au Port Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative (2004 - Present)
Other political
Progressive Conservative (1986 - 2004)
Spouse(s) Jim Cook
Residence Lourdes, Newfoundland and Labrador
Occupation Canadian Senator
Profession Educator, School Administrator

Ethel M. Cochrane (born September 23, 1937) is a Canadian Senator.

A teacher by training, Cochrane worked as an educator in her native Newfoundland culminating in her period as a school principal. An advocate for education and literacy, she was appointed to the Senate by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé, on the recommendation of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, in November 1986. She sat as a Progressive Conservative senator until February 2004 when she and most other PC Senators joined the new Conservative Party of Canada. Cochrane is the first female senator to represent Newfoundland and Labrador.




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