Betty Hinton

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Betty Zane Hinton
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo
In office
January 23, 2006 – October 14, 2008
Preceded by riding renamed
Succeeded by Cathy McLeod
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kamloops—Thompson
In office
June 28, 2004 – January 23, 2006
Preceded by new riding
Succeeded by riding renamed
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys
In office
November 27, 2000 – June 28, 2004
Preceded by Nelson Riis
Succeeded by riding abolished
Personal details
Born (1950-02-22) February 22, 1950 (age 67)
Trail, British Columbia
Political party Conservative
Other political
Canadian Alliance (2000-2003)
Spouse(s) James Hinton
Residence Vernon, British Columbia
Profession business manager

Betty Zane Hinton (born February 22, 1950) is a Canadian politician, previously representing the constituency of Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo in the federal parliament.

Born in Trail, British Columbia, Hinton has served as mayor of Logan Lake, British Columbia, and as an alderman and school trustee in Kamloops, British Columbia.

In the Canadian federal election, 2000 she was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Canadian Alliance candidate in the riding of Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys. She was re-elected as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the riding of Kamloops—Thompson in the Canadian federal election, 2004. A businesswoman, she has served as the Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, as well as the Opposition Critic of Multiculturalism, the Status of Women, Public Health, and as Critic of Veterans Affairs. She was also the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs.

Re-elected in the Canadian federal election, 2006, she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs in the 39th Parliament. Hinton assisted the introduction of the Veterans' Bill of Rights.[1] Hinton did not seek re-election in 2008;[2] fellow Conservative Cathy McLeod succeeded her.


  1. ^ Catherine Litt, "Hinton happy to keep war veterans job," Kamloops Daily News, January 5, 2007, pg. A.1.Fro.
  2. ^ MP Betty Hinton Will Not Seek Re-election,, October 10, 2007

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