Jane Groenewegen

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Jane Groenewegen
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
In office
October 16, 1995 – December 6, 1999
Preceded by John Pollard
Constituency Hay River
In office
December 6, 1999 – 2015
Succeeded by Wally Schumann
Constituency Hay River South
Personal details
Born November 8, 1956
Exeter, Ontario
Political party non-partisan
consensus government

Jane Mary "Ostler" Groenewegen (November 8, 1956 in Exeter, Ontario, Canada) is a territorial level politician from northern Canada and a former member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.

Political career[edit]

Groenewegen was first elected to a seat in the Northwest Territories Legislature in the 1995 Northwest Territories general election. She was returned by acclamation in the 1999 Northwest Territories general election. She was appointed to the cabinet by Premier Stephen Kakfwi and she served as Deputy Premier Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister Responsible for Seniors, Persons with Disabilities and the Status of Women.

Groenewegen was elected to a third term in the 2003 Northwest Territories general election. She was not re-appointed to the cabinet and was elected Deputy Speaker. She was elected to a fourth term in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election. Her son Jeff Groenewegen also ran in that election in the electoral district of Frame Lake, but was not elected.[1] Jane was re-elected to a fifth term in the 2011 Northwest Territories general election. In 2015 she was defeated by Wally Schumann. Unofficial tallies put her on 274 votes to Schumann's 372.[2]


  1. ^ "NWT Votes 2007 Hay River South Profile". CBC News. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Unofficial Results". Elections NWT. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 

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