Suzanne Cowan

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Suzanne Cowan
President of the Liberal Party of Canada
Assumed office
April 2018
LeaderJustin Trudeau
Preceded byAnna Gainey
Vice President (English) of the Liberal Party of Canada
In office
24 August 2016 – 28 September 2016
PresidentAnna Gainey
LeaderJustin Trudeau
Personal details
BornHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
FatherJim Cowan
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materMount Allison University (BA)

Suzanne Cowan is a Canadian Liberal politician based in Toronto, Ontario. Cowan is the current president of the Liberal Party of Canada.


Suzanne Cowan is a native of Halifax.[1] Cowan's father is Jim Cowan, a retired Liberal senator.[2] Cowan received degrees from Mount Allison University and Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg, France.[3]

Cowan became the president of the Liberal Party of Canada in April 2018 after running unopposed.[2] Prior to being president, she served as vice president from 2016 to 2018, and as a senior advisor to Justin Trudeau from 2012 to 2015.[2][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Cowan is currently based out of Toronto.[3] She has two daughters.[3]


  1. ^ "Federal Liberal party convention in Halifax seen as key to election win". The Chronicle Herald. 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  2. ^ a b c Gunn, Andrea. "Halifax native to become national president of Liberal Party of Canada". The Chronicle Herald.
  3. ^ a b c "Halifax native Suzanne Cowan running for president of national Liberals". The Chronicle Herald. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  4. ^ "Justin Trudeau's inner circle a reflection of the leader". CBC. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Liberal VP and Trudeau insider Suzanne Cowan gunning for top party job - The Hill Times". The Hill Times. 2018-02-14. Retrieved 2018-05-17.

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