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Helen Alice Kinnear
Date of issue of stamp: March 8, 1993
Designed by: Heather J. Cooper

The stamp image is a head and shoulders portrait of Helen Alice Kinnear wearing her legal robes.


3,600,000 Aston-Potter Ltd.

Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Helen Alice Kinnear Born Cayuga, Ontario May 6 1894 She graduated and was called to the bar, to become a lawyer, in 1920. She practiced law in Port Colborne until 1943, when she was appointed county-court judge for Haldimand County. In 1947 she was appointed judge of the Juvenile Court. She was the first woman in the British Commonwealth to be created a Kings Counsel and the first in the Commonwealth appointed to a county-court bench and the first lawyer in Canada to appear as counsel before the Supreme Court in Canada in 1935.