Shirley Maheu (October 7, 1931 – February 1, 2006) was a Canadian politician. A resident of Saint-Laurent, Quebec since 1965, where she operated a successful insurance brokerage firm in partnership with her husband Renė Maheu, Senator Maheu was a founding member of the Saint-Laurent Chamber of Commerce and served as its first Vice-President. She was also active in a number of local and national community groups and charities including Boy Scouts of Canada.

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  • Shirley Maheu (October 7, 1931 – February 1, 2006) was a Canadian politician. A resident of Saint-Laurent, Quebec since 1965, where she operated a successful insurance brokerage firm in partnership with her husband Renė Maheu, Senator Maheu was a founding member of the Saint-Laurent Chamber of Commerce and served as its first Vice-President. She was also active in a number of local and national community groups and charities including Boy Scouts of Canada. In addition to business and community work, she was an active municipal and federal politician, and served as a Saint-Laurent Municipal Councillor from 1982 to 1988. In the 1988 federal election in November 1988, she was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent, Quėbec. Sitting on the opposition bench, she served as the Liberal Critic for Multiculturalism and Citizenship. In September, 1990 she was also appointed Regional Whip for Quebec. Re-elected in the renamed riding of Saint-Laurent—Cartierville during the 1993 election that brought the Liberals to power under Jean Chrétien, she served as Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole from January 1994 to February 1996, with one of her roles being assistant deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. In 1996, she was appointed to the Canadian Senate on Chrėtien's recommendation in order to give "star candidate" Stéphane Dion the opportunity to contest a by-election to fill the vacancy in the House created by Maheu's appointment. She was active on a number of Senate committees, including serving as Chair of the Standing Committees on Human Rights and that of Privileges, Standing Rules and Orders. In October 2004, she was appointed Speaker pro tempore of the Senate of Canada. (en)
  • Shirley Maheu (7 octobre 1931 - 1er février 2006) fut une administratrice, courtière d'assurances et une femme politique fédérale du Québec. Née à Montréal, elle passa la majeure partie de sa vie dans la ville, maintenant arrondissement, de Saint-Laurent. Elle fut vice-présidente et membre fondatrice de la chambre de commerce de Saint-Laurent. Très impliquée, elle donnera beaucoup de son temps dans diverses organisations communautaires entre autres, avec les Scouts du Canada. Elle se lança en politique municipale en 1982 au Québec en devenant conseillère municipale de l'ancienne ville de Saint-Laurent. Elle le demeurera jusqu'en 1988, année où elle devint députée libérale de Saint-Laurent. Réélu en 1993 dans la circonscription de Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, elle fut assistante-présidente de la Chambre des communes. Elle démissionna en 1996 pour accepter le poste de représentante de la division sénatoriale de Rougemont au Sénat, poste offert sur avis du premier ministre Jean Chrétien. Cette offre permit de libérer le château-fort libéral de Saint-Laurent—Cartierville pour le candidat vedette Stéphane Dion. Elle fut présidente intérimaire du Sénat de 2004 jusqu'à son décès en 2006 (fr)
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  • Shirley Maheu (October 7, 1931 – February 1, 2006) was a Canadian politician. A resident of Saint-Laurent, Quebec since 1965, where she operated a successful insurance brokerage firm in partnership with her husband Renė Maheu, Senator Maheu was a founding member of the Saint-Laurent Chamber of Commerce and served as its first Vice-President. She was also active in a number of local and national community groups and charities including Boy Scouts of Canada. (en)
  • Shirley Maheu (7 octobre 1931 - 1er février 2006) fut une administratrice, courtière d'assurances et une femme politique fédérale du Québec. Née à Montréal, elle passa la majeure partie de sa vie dans la ville, maintenant arrondissement, de Saint-Laurent. Elle fut vice-présidente et membre fondatrice de la chambre de commerce de Saint-Laurent. Très impliquée, elle donnera beaucoup de son temps dans diverses organisations communautaires entre autres, avec les Scouts du Canada. (fr)
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