Anita Hagen

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Anita Hagen
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for New Westminster
In office
October 22, 1986 – May 28, 1996
Preceded by Dennis Cocke
Succeeded by Graeme Bowbrick
Deputy Premier of British Columbia
In office
November 5, 1991 – September 15, 1993
Premier Michael Harcourt
Preceded by Rita Johnston
Succeeded by Elizabeth Cull
Minister of Education
In office
November 5, 1991 – September 15, 1993
Premier Michael Harcourt
Preceded by Stan Hagen
Succeeded by Art Charbonneau
Minister of Multiculturalism & Human Rights
In office
November 5, 1991 – September 15, 1993
Premier Michael Harcourt
Succeeded by Moe Sihota
Personal details
Born May 6, 1931
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died June 5, 2015(2015-06-05) (aged 84)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political party New Democrat
Residence New Westminster, British Columbia
Occupation teacher

Anita Mae Joan Hagen (May 6, 1931 – June 5, 2015) was a Canadian politician, who served as a New Democratic Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1986 to 1996, representing the riding of New Westminster.[1] She took on the high-profile posts of Deputy Premier of British Columbia and Minister of Education when the NDP formed government in 1991, but stepped down from cabinet in 1993. She retired from active politics in 1996 at the age of 65.

In 2005, she was part of the successful Know STV campaign in British Columbia. Hagen died of cancer at Vancouver General Hospital in June 2015.[2][3]

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