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Monique Bégin

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

Monique Bégin

A sociologist, the Hon. Monique Bégin, PC, OC, FRSC, was one of the first three women from Québec elected to the House of Commons (Liberal, 1972), and re-elected in 1974, 1979, and 1980. She was appointed by Prime Minister P. E. Trudeau to Minister of National Revenue (1976–1977), then Minister of National Health and Welfare. An academic, Bégin was Dean of Health Sciences at University of Ottawa (1990–​1997) and Professor in the Health Administration Program (1998–2010), a member of the International Commission on Population and Quality of Life (1993–1996) and of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2005–2008). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1996) and Officer of the Order of Canada (1998); she has received 18 honorary doctorates. Her email address is mbegin@​uottawa.ca.