|Jean Elizabeth Morrison Pigott|
|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||John Turner|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Luc Pepin|
May 20, 1924|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Died||January 10, 2012(aged 87)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Profession||Business executive, businesswoman, executive|
The daughter of Ottawa businessman Cecil Morrison, her family has lived in the Ottawa Valley for four generations. She married Arthur Pigott in 1955. Pigott was president and CEO of her family's business, Morrison-Lamothe Bakery, one of only three women CEOs in Canada in the early 1970s. In 1976, she won a by-election in Ottawa—Carleton riding and became a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative.
In the 1979 federal election, she lost her seat to Liberal Party candidate Jean-Luc Pépin even though the Progressive Conservative Party made enough gains elsewhere in the country to form a minority government. The new Prime Minister, Joe Clark, hired Pigott as an advisor. In the 1980 federal election, she was the Tory candidate in Ottawa Centre, where she placed second to Liberal candidate John Evans.
Pigott was the first woman to sit on the board of directors of Ontario Hydro and also sat on the board of Canadian Tire Corporation. She has also served as chair of the board of the Ottawa Congress Centre and the Centre for Studies of Children at Risk in Hamilton, Ontario.
Jean Pigott died January 10, 2012.
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- "Jean E. Pigott, O.C., LL.D., Hon.F.R.A.I.C.". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 10 January 2012.