Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Elizabeth Hubley represents the province of Prince Edward Island and the Senatorial Division of Prince Edward Island. She has served in the Senate of Canada since March 8, 2001.
She is currently a Member of the following Senate Committees: Aboriginal Peoples, Agriculture and Forestry, and Fisheries and Oceans.
A former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island and a successful entrepreneur, Senator Hubley also has a strong record of community service, particularly with respect to cultural matters.
She is currently Artistic Director of Stepping Out Studio, a traditional Island dance studio that she founded in 1976. Prior to founding the Studio, Senator Hubley filled numerous accounting and finance positions in Charlottetown, Halifax, Calgary, and Montreal.
In 1989, she was elected Member of the P.E.I. Legislative Assembly for the constituency of 4th Prince. She was re-elected in 1993, at which time she was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Legislature. During her tenure as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, she represented the interests of her constituents actively, serving on 10 Standing Committees, including Economic Development and Tourism, Health and Social Services, Agriculture, and Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Senator Hubley has been highly active in Prince Edward Island’s cultural community. She has served as: a Member of the P.E.I. Council of the Arts; Coordinator, Traditional Island Dance Forms, Tanzfest; President of the P.E.I. Fiddler Society; President of the Kensington Cultural Foundation; and, Concert Series Coordinator, Prince County Fiddlers and the Lady Slipper Step Dancers.
Born on September 8, 1942, Senator Hubley and her late husband Richard B. Hubley have six children. Senator Hubley resides in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.