Mary Clancy

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Mary Clancy
3rd President of Burlington College
In office
Preceded by Daniel Casey
Succeeded by Jane O'Meara Sanders
Member of Parliament
for Halifax
In office
Preceded by Stewart McInnes
Succeeded by Alexa McDonough
Personal details
Born (1948-01-13) 13 January 1948 (age 69)
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 (1988–97). 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 21 November 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 30 November 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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