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Convocation date: May 19, 1983
Discipline / contribution: economics
Citation / biographical information:
Mrs. Menzies has chaired the Farm Products Marketing Council since 1979 and is also its chief executive officer. She was vice chairperson of the Anti-Inflation Board, from 1976 to 1979, and of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, from 1973 to 1976. Before that she spent seven years in the private sector as director and economist with the M.W. Menzies Group Ltd., in Winnipeg.Degree received: Doctor of Laws
She has conducted research in a voluntary capacity for women’s and consumer organizations and social agencies at the local, provincial and national levels. She has been director of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, president of the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba, and a member of the National Advisory Council of the Consumers’ Association of Canada Other positions include chairperson of the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Committee on the Economic and Political Status of Women.
Mrs. Menzies has written papers and articles on the economic and social imbalances experienced by women. She has also prepared and presented briefs to federal and provincial governments and commissions concerning social policy, taxation and economics.
She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics and a master’s degree in economics. She was admitted to the Order of Canada in 1981.
[press release, 3 May 1983]
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