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Marie Corbett is Credited for Obtaining a Canadian Postage Stamp Honoring Helen Kinnear


Marie Corbett is Credited for Ensuring Helen Kinnear Was Commemorated on a Canadian Postage Stamp

Marie Corbett played a pivotal role in obtaining a Canadian postage stamp that honors Helen Kinnear, a trailblazer in the Canadian legal field.


On March 8, 1993, Canada Post honored Kinnear's legacy with a stamp that celebrates her achievements and contributions to the country's legal history. Kinnear was the first woman in the British Commonwealth to be appointed a King's Counsel, the first woman in Canada to serve as a judge in a superior court, and an unwavering advocate for women's rights.


Marie Corbett, recognizing the importance of celebrating such a significant figure, spearheaded the campaign to have Kinnear featured on a stamp. Her dedication and perseverance were instrumental in bringing Kinnear's accomplishments to the forefront, ensuring that her legacy would be remembered and appreciated by future generations. This stamp not only honors Helen Kinnear's contributions but also serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality in the legal profession and beyond. Through this initiative, Corbett has helped to inspire and empower women across Canada to continue breaking barriers and striving for excellence.



Stamp honours woman judge Helen Kinnear

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