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|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton–Avonmore|
|Preceded by||Horst Schmid|
|Succeeded by||Gene Zwozdesky|
July 30, 1937 |
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
Laing represented the now-defunct southeast Edmonton riding of Edmonton-Avonmore for the Alberta New Democrats. She currently teaches psychiatry at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Before her election she had served as the Executive Director of the Edmonton Sexual Assault Centre
As an MLA, she was noted, along with other New Democrats, for introducing feminist causes in the Legislature. She was re-elected in the 1989 Alberta general election by a wider margin, but was defeated by Gene Zwozdesky in the 1993 Alberta general election.
After her time as an MLA, she began teaching and became the Executive Director of the WORTH Centre, which assisted women with addictions. She was published in journals dealing with Family Law, including her 1999 article For the Sake of the Children: Preventing Reckless New Laws.
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