Viola Léger

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The Honourable
Viola Léger
Senator for L'Acadie, New Brunswick
In office
June 13, 2001 – June 29, 2005
Appointed by Jean Chrétien
Personal details
Born (1930-06-29) June 29, 1930 (age 84)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Political party Liberal
Alma mater Boston University

Viola Léger, OC ONB (born June 29, 1930) is an Acadian-Canadian actress and former Canadian Senator.

Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Léger received a B.A. and a B.Ed. from the Université de Moncton, and an M.F.A. (Theater Education) from Boston University.

She was appointed to the Senate at the recommendation of Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, in 2001, representing the Senatorial division of L'Acadie, New Brunswick. She was a member of the Liberal caucus. Léger retired from the Senate when she reached the age of 75.

In 1989, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2007, she was awarded the Order of New Brunswick.[1] Ms. Léger received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 2013 for her work as an actress.[2]


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