Jane Cordy

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The Honourable
Jane Cordy
Senator from Nova Scotia
Assumed office
June 9, 2000
Nominated byJean Chrétien
Appointed byAdrienne Clarkson
Personal details
Born (1950-07-02) July 2, 1950 (age 68)
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Political partyLiberal (until 2014)
Independent Liberal

Jane Marie Cordy (born July 2, 1950) is a Canadian Senator representing Nova Scotia and former teacher and administrator.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, she received a teaching certificate from the Nova Scotia Teachers College and a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University. A teacher, she taught for the Sydney School Board, the Halifax County School Board, the New Glasgow School Board, and the Halifax Regional School Board.[1]

Appointment to the Senate[edit]

Cordy was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on June 9, 2000. She has also served as Vice-Chair of the Halifax-Dartmouth Port Development Commission and as Chair of the Board of Referees for the Halifax Region of Human Resources Development Canada.

She sat in the Senate as a Liberal representing the senatorial division of Nova Scotia.

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


  1. ^ "Jane Cordy - Liberal Party of Canada". Archived from the original on 2007-03-25. Retrieved 2006-11-14.
  2. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-removes-senators-from-liberal-caucus-1.2515273
  3. ^ "Trudeau's expulsion catches Liberal senators by surprise". Globe and Mail. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.

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