|Senator for Manitoba|
November 17, 1986 – July 12, 2009
|Appointed by||Brian Mulroney|
July 12, 1934 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1986-2004)|
|Children||Lori, Harold and Diane|
She was appointed to the Senate on the recommendation of then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1986 as a Progressive Conservative (PC). She refused to join the Conservative Party of Canada when the PC Party merged with the Canadian Alliance in 2003 and subsequently left the Conservative caucus to sit in the Senate as an independent on February 3, 2004.
Spivak retired from the Senate on July 12, 2009, upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75. She is the widow of Manitoba politician Sidney Spivak.
- Susan Delacourt, May wins vote to lead Greens, Toronto Star, August 27, 2006