Carolyne Morrison

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Carolyne Alexandra Morrison (February 18, 1905[1] in Ridgeville, Manitoba[2] – August 24, 1997) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. She was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1960 to 1969.[1]

Morrison was educated at Emerson, Manitoba, and did teacher training in Brandon. She was a teacher and homemaker prior to her entry into politics. In 1938, she married Hugh Morrison, who was a member of the Manitoba Assembly from 1936 to 1957. She ran for election in the same constituency[2] following the death of Maurice Ridley.[1]

She was first elected to the legislature in a by-election on December 9, 1960, winning easy election in the rural, southern riding of Pembina. In the 1962 election, she defeated Liberal Charles Cousins by 211 votes. She won a greater margin victory in the 1966 election, and did not run in 1969.[1] Morrison was never appointed to cabinet.

She was one of only two women in the Manitoba legislature during the 1960s (the other being fellow Progressive Conservative Thelma Forbes),[3] and only the fifth woman ever elected to the legislature.

Morrison also served in the local Red Cross and on the Manitou Hospital Board; she was a news correspondent for the local district for the Western Canadian newspaper.[2]

She died in Manitou at age 92,[2] after suffering from Alzheimer's in her old age.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  2. ^ a b c d "Carolyne Alexandra McBean Morrison (1905-1997)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  3. ^ a b "Hansard". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. June 25, 1998. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved 2013-10-08.