Collections of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Yvonne Atwell, portrait - first African Nova Scotian woman elected to the Assembly
In the 1998 election, as the result of which the Liberals under Premier Russell MacLellan formed a minority government, Yvonne Atwell defeated Wayne Adams to become the first African Nova Scotian woman to be elected to the Assembly. Prior to her election she had been President of the African Canadian Caucus of Nova Scotia and a leading advocate of community development.
Documents from 1998
Debates of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Yvonne Atwell - initial speech in the House of the first African Nova Scotian woman elected to the Assembly