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Elizabeth M. "Libbe" Hubley (born September 8, 1942) is a Canadian politician who sat in the Senate of Canada representing Prince Edward Island from 2001 until her retirement in 2017.


Elizabeth M. "Libbe" Hubley
Senator from Prince Edward Island
In office
March 8, 2001 – September 8, 2017
Nominated byJean Chrétien
Appointed byAdrienne Clarkson
Councillor from 4th Prince
In office
1989–1996
Serving with Stavert Huestis
Preceded byProwse Chappel
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1942-09-08) September 8, 1942 (age 77)
Howlan, PEI
Political partyLiberal (until 2014)
Independent Liberal
(2014-present)
Other political
affiliations
Prince Edward Island Liberal Party

In 1989 she was elected to Prince Edward Island's legislative assembly as a Liberal. She was re-elected in 1993 and served as Deputy Speaker of the legislature from 1993 to 1996.

On March 8, 2001, Hubley was appointed to the Canadian Senate on the advice of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.[1] Beginning in 2006, she was the Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party.

On January 29, 2014, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau announced all Liberal Senators, including Hubley, were removed from the Liberal caucus, and would continue sitting as Independents.[2] The Senators continue to refer to themselves as the Senate Liberal Caucus even though they are no longer members of the parliamentary Liberal caucus.[3]

Hubley is a past member and longtime supporter of the Girl Guides of Canada.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Libbe Hubley named to senate". CBC News. March 8, 2001. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Justin Trudeau removes senators from Liberal caucus". CBC News. January 29, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Trudeau's expulsion catches Liberal senators by surprise". Globe and Mail. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.

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