Mary Clancy

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Mary Clancy
Member of Parliament
for Halifax
In office
1988 – 22 September 1997
Preceded by Stewart McInnes
Succeeded by Alexa McDonough
Personal details
Born (1948-01-13) 13 January 1948 (age 67)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal

Mary Catherine Clancy (born 13 January 1948 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) was a member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997. By career, she was a lawyer.

Clancy won the Halifax electoral district for the Liberal party in the 1988[1] and 1993 federal elections.[2][3] After serving in the 34th and 35th Canadian Parliaments, Clancy was defeated in the 1997 federal election by New Democratic Party leader Alexa McDonough.[4]

Subsequently in 1997, she was appointed Canadian Consul General to Boston.[5][6]

From 2002 to 2003, Clancy was president of Burlington College in Burlington, Vermont. Her resignation after less than a year was attributed to her not having raised sufficient money for the college.[7]

The 1997 federal election competition between Clancy and McDonough is the subject of the 1999 National Film Board documentary Why Women Run.[8]


  1. ^ "Liberals' red tide sweeps Atlantic provinces". The Globe and Mail. 22 November 1988. p. C6. 
  2. ^ "Atlantic region hands Liberals near-clean sweep". The Chronicle Herald. 26 October 1993. Archived from the original on 20 July 2001. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Halifax 2008 Results". Canada Votes 2008 (CBC News). Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  4. ^ "McDonough ushers in new era for party". The Chronicle Herald. 3 June 2007. Archived from the original on 12 February 2001. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  5. ^ "Diplomatic Appointments". Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. 11 July 1997. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Ambassador to Canada Presents Leadership Award to Vermont Lt. Governor". State of Vermont, Office of Lt. Governor Brian Dubie. 20 September 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  7. ^ Potter, Andy (7 June 2003). "Burlington College Faces A Crossroads". WCAX-TV. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  8. ^ Norrie, Helen (8 September 2000). "Why Women Run (video review)". CM. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 

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