Betty E. Unger
|Senator from Alberta|
January 6, 2012
|Nominated by||Stephen Harper|
|Appointed by||David Johnston|
August 21, 1943 |
Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada
Betty E. Unger (born August 21, 1943) is a Canadian politician and a current member of the Senate of Canada, from Alberta, Canada having been appointed in January 2012. Outside politics Unger owned and operated a successful nursing services company in Alberta for many years.
In 2000 Unger ran for the House of Commons of Canada as a candidate for the Canadian Alliance in Edmonton West, losing a close contest to Liberal Cabinet Minister Anne McLellan. The race was so close that the media prematurely declared a Canadian Alliance victory on election night.
In 2004 she ran as a candidate in the 2004 Alberta senate nominee election. She finished a close second place behind Bert Brown. She is the first Albertan woman to be elected a Senator in waiting. On January 6, 2012, she was appointed to the Senate on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper by Governor General David Johnston.
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