Flora MacDonald is originally from North Sydney. She served as the MP for Kingston, Ontario, and in 1976, she became the first woman to mount a serious campaign for the leadership of the federal Progressive Conservative Party. She later became the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs.
These days, at the age of 83 - she makes regular trips to Afghanistan in her capacity as founder of a development organization called Future Generations Canada.
She came into our Ottawa studio for our chat.
Flora MacDonald (runs 17:45)