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Helen Alice Kinnear, 1894-1970, Legal Pioneer

Canadian Women

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue March 8, 1993
Year 1993
Quantity 3,600,000
Denomination
43¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5
Series Canadian Women
Series Time Span 1993
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.90
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.25
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About Stamp

Two centennials are being celebrated in 1993: the founding of the National Office of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), and of the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC). It is also the 50th anniversary of the first federally appointed woman judge in Canada. Honouring these events, four stamps are being issued depicting outstanding Canadian women. Helen Kinnear was determined to follow in her father's footsteps and become a lawyer. She accomplished much more than that. She became the first federally appointed woman judge in Canada. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1917 with a B.A. in English and History, completing her law degree at Osgoode Hall in 1920. She was politically active with the Liberal Party until she was called to the Bench in 1943. As a lawyer she set many precedents: the first woman to be appointed King's Counsel (KC); and the first woman in the British Commonwealth to plead cases before both the Supreme Court of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. During her tenure as a judge, she showed special interest in juvenile crime and family legal affairs. On her retirement in 1962, a fellow jurist remarked that her "brilliant attainments have been deeply etched upon the legal and political body of her native country."

Creators

Designed by Heather J. Cooper.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 9, 1993, p. 13-15.

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