Collections of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Maxine Cochran, portrait - first woman cabinet minister
Maxine Cochran was first elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature as a Progressive Conservative in the 1984 provincial election for Lunenburg Centre. She was the first woman appointed to the Cabinet when she became Minister of Transportation on 26 November 1985. Among her community activities were: founding member of the Vanier Institute of the Family; board member of the Maritime School of Social Work; board member of the Association of Canadian Radio and Television Artists; Vice-President of the Halifax-Dartmouth Welfare Council and Past President of the Home Economics Association.