Today in Canada's Political History - March 29, 1949: Happy 75th birthday Pauline Marois!

Quebec’s first-ever woman Premier is marking a milestone birthday today. Pauline Marois, who held her province’s top political job from 2012 to 2014, is turning 75. She was Quebec’s first-ever woman Premier. A veteran of provincial politics dating back to the early 1980s, Marois served in the Parti Quebecois cabinets of René Lévesque, Jacques Parizeau, Lucien Bouchard and Bernard Landry. Happy birthday from Art’s History Ms. Marois!

Arthur Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist. He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy. A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.