Mary Clancy was born and educated in Halifax. She graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie Law School and the University of London(UK).She was assistant director of Continuing Legal Education at UBC ,returning to Halifax as special advisor to the Minister responsible for the status of women. She practiced law in Halifax for ten years, wrote a column for the Halifax Daily News, and began a career in radio commentary which is on-going. In 1988 she was elected to the House Of Commons as the first woman MP for HALIFAX. Defeated in1997, she was appointed Canada’s Consul General to New England.In2002 she became President of a small college in Vermont. She still does radio commentary writes a column for an online political report and serves on a number of voluntary boards. She is currently the Vice President of the Liberal Partying Nova Scotia.
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