Alexa McDonough, political trailblazer and former

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Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, a political trailblazer who paved the way for women in politicsAn agency statement said those aged 30 or younger will be excluded, died Saturday in Halifax at the age of 77There was no immediate word, however, on progress in talks wit.

Her family confirmed McDonough’s death after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

McDonough became the first woman to head up a major political party in Canada when she was elected leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats in 1980. She became leader of the federal NDP in 1995 and served in the party’s top post until 2002As of Friday.

But in an interview Saturday, Justin McDonough said his mother was a consensus builder who earned respect beyond partisan political liness Rob Ferguson.

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