Viola Léger

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The Honourable
Viola Léger
Senator for L'Acadie, New Brunswick
In office
June 13, 2001 – June 29, 2005
Appointed by Jean Chrétien
Personal details
Born (1930-06-29) June 29, 1930 (age 87)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Liberal
Alma mater Boston University

Viola Léger, OC ONB (born June 29, 1930) is an American-Canadian actress and former Canadian Senator.

Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Léger received a B.A. and a B.Ed. from the Université de Moncton, and an M.F.A. (Theater Education) from Boston University.[citation needed] She was appointed to the Senate at the recommendation of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, in 2001, representing the Senatorial division of L'Acadie, New Brunswick. She was a member of the Liberal caucus. Léger retired from the Senate when she reached the age of 75.[citation needed]

In 1989, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2007, she was awarded the Order of New Brunswick.[1] Ms. Léger received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 2013 for her work as an actress.[2]


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