|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Vancouver Kingsway
|Preceded by||Grace MacInnis|
|Succeeded by||Ian Waddell|
March 27, 1922 |
Born in Vegreville, Alberta, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1944 from the University of Manitoba. That same year she joined The Vancouver Sun as a reporter, feature writer, and columnist. In 1949, she married Leon Holt.
In the 1974 election, Holt was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal candidate for the British Columbia riding of Vancouver Kingsway. She was defeated in the 1979 election and the 1980 election.
- Terror in the Name of God: The Story of the Sons of Freedom Doukhobors (1964)
- Sex and the Teen Age Revolution (1967)
- The Devil's Butler (1972)
- The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker (1982), a biography on Edna Diefenbaker.
- Memoirs of a Loose Cannon (2008), personal memoirs
- "Simma Holt fonds". University of Manitoba. Retrieved January 20, 2006.
- "Jewish Personalities of Vancouver". The Museum of the Jewish People. Archived from the original on September 4, 2005. Retrieved January 20, 2006.
- Order of Canada citation
- Simma Holt: Rosie the Riveter of Canadian Journalism, Grab News. Retrieved 2013-12-06
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