Collections of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Marie Dechman, portrait - first woman Deputy Speaker
In the general election of 1988, Marie Dechman won the Lunenburg West constituency. At the opening of the 1989 session she was elected Deputy Speaker, the first woman to hold that office. Among her community activities were Past President of the Bridgewater Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson of the Advisory Council, Canada Employment Centre.
Documents from 1989
Debates of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Marie Dechman - election as first woman Deputy Speaker