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|Margaret Norrie McCain|
|27th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick|
June 21, 1994 – April 18, 1997
|Governor General||Ray Hnatyshyn
|Preceded by||Gilbert Finn|
|Succeeded by||Marilyn Trenholme Counsell|
October 1, 1934 |
|Children||4 (including Michael McCain)|
|Alma mater||Mount Allison University
University of Toronto
Born in Amos, Quebec, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Allison University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Toronto. She is the founding member of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation for the elimination of family violence. From 1994-97 she was the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.
Following her term of office, McCain became co-chair with James Fraser Mustard of The Early Years Study into early childhood learning. The first report, Early years study : reversing the real brain drain, was commissioned by the Government of Ontario. Subsequent reports were published by other organizations.
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- In 1994, she was invested as a Dame of Grace in the Most Venerable Order of Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.
- In 1998, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and promoted to Companion in 2013.
- In 2004, she became a member of the Order of New Brunswick.
- In 2005, she received the YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award.
- In 2006, she received the Philanthropist of the Year award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for donating time and money to Canada's National Ballet School, The Learning Partnership and Canadian Women's Foundation.
- In 2007, St. Thomas University named its newest academic building in her honour. Margaret Norrie McCain Hall, housing a theatre, study lounge, administration offices and classrooms, opened in January 2007.
- In 2008, Margaret and Wallace McCain opened the McCain Student Center at Mount Allison University. The McCain family have longstanding ties to the University and the greater Mount Allison community.
- "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". December 30, 2013.