|Elizabeth Shaughnessy Cohen|
|Member of Parliament
for Windsor—St. Clair
January 17, 1994 – December 9, 1998
|Preceded by||Howard McCurdy|
|Succeeded by||Rick Limoges|
February 11, 1948|
|Died||December 9, 1998
She was born in London, Ontario, and she worked as a lawyer before entering politics. She stood as the Liberal candidate in Windsor—St. Clair, in the 1988 election, but lost to New Democratic Party incumbent Howard McCurdy. However, in the 1993 election, Cohen defeated McCurdy for the seat. She was then re-elected in 1997.
In 2000, the Writers' Trust of Canada instituted a literary award, the Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing, in her memory. Journalist Susan Delacourt published a biography of Cohen, Shaughnessy: The Passionate Politics of Shaughnessy Cohen, the same year.
- Delacourt, Susan (2000). Shaughnessy. Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross. ISBN 9781551990682.
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