The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley was born in Howlan, Prince Edward Island, the
daughter of Bennett J. Haywood and Florence K. Brown.
She received her early education at local schools, following which she
attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, and the Nova Scotia College
of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
After many years as a dance instructor, Mrs. Hubley established her own dance
studio, Stepping Out, in 1980. She continues to be its Artistic Director and
In 1989, she was elected to represent the old District of Fourth Prince in
the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly. Senator Hubley was re-elected in
1993, at which time she was appointed Deputy Speaker. During her career in
provincial politics she was a strong supporter of rural communities and cultural
development and served on ten standing committees. She retired from provincial
politics in 1996.
In 1998, Senator Hubley was appointed as a member of the Federal Veterans
Review and Appeal Board, a position she held until her appointment to the Senate
of Canada in March, 2001.
She has been a member of the P.E.I. Council of the Arts, President of the
P.E.I. Fiddlers Society, and President of the Prince County Fiddlers. She also
is past President of the Kensington and Area Cultural Foundation, founding
member of the Kensington Step Dancing Festival, and has been involved with
numerous other groups dedicated to the promotion and development of Island
heritage and cultural life.
Senator Hubley is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Indian
River Festival and a member of the CUSO Cirlce. She also maintains a strong
interest in the work of the Canadian Landmine Foundation. During her time in the
Senate she has been a member of several Senate Committees. She is currently a
member of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples and the Standing
Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
Senator Hubley and her late husband Richard B. Hubley have six children.
Senator Hubley resides in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.