Kathy Dunderdale in photos

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Kathy Dunderdale was sworn in as the 10th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador on Dec. 3, 2010, and on Oct. 11, 2011, became the first female ever elected premier of the province, and the second woman elected to a premiership in Canada. Dunderdale grew up in Burin. She attended Memorial University in St. John’s and worked throughout the province in the fields of community development, communications, fisheries and social work. Dunderdale started her public service as town councillor and eventually deputy mayor of Burin, leading into a multitude of leadership roles as President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities and Director of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities. Dunderdale has also served as president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Following her election to the House of Assembly as Member for Virginia Waters in 2003, Dunderdale’s first cabinet appointment was as Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development and Minister Responsible for the Rural Secretariat. In October 2008, she was appointed as Deputy Premier, as well as Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. Bio taken from Government of Newfoundland and Labrador website. Photos of various points in Kathy Dunderdale's political career taken from Telegram archives.

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