Sheila M. Copps
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 1952.11.27 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
OCCUPATION: Newspaper Journalist, Legislative Aide, Radio Talk Show Host, Author.
POLITICAL PARTY: Liberal.
Candidate for Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, June 1990. First ballot: 3rd place (out of five candidates) with 499 votes - 10.7%. Jean Chrétien won on the first ballot with 57%.
Candidate for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, February 1982. First ballot: 2nd place (out of five candidates) with 636 votes - 30.5%. Second ballot: 2nd place with 774 votes (37.6%). David Peterson won on the second ballot with 55%.
MISCELLANEOUS: Daughter of Hamilton Mayor Victor Copps and Hamilton City Councilor Geraldine Copps. Prominent member of the "Rat Pack," a group of leftist young Liberal MPs who vocally opposed the Mulroney government.
First sitting MP to give birth to a child (1987).
First female to serve as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.
WEBSITE: Toronto Sun: Sheila Copps
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