Fonds PR3283 - Nancy Macbeth fonds

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Nancy Macbeth fonds

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    • 1986-1992 (Creation)

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    28.56 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Nancy Elliot was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1948. After graduating from high school in Edmonton, she attended the University of Alberta and Laval University. She worked as an executive assistant to Minister of Municipal Affairs Dick Johnston and as a spokesperson for Provincial Treasurer Lou Hyndman. She was involved in a variety of Edmonton community organizations, including the Glenora Community League, Robertson-Wesley United Church, and the Edmonton Tri-Bach Festival. She married Stefan Betkowski in 1973. They later divorced, and she married Hilliard MacBeth in 1990.

    She was elected as a Progressive Conservative MLA in 1986 in the Edmonton-Glenora electoral district. She served as Minister of Education (1986-1988) and Minister of Health (1988-1992). She ran unsuccessfully for the party's leadership in 1992 and did not stand as a candidate in the 1993 general election.

    She returned to politics in 1998 as leader of the Alberta Liberal Party. She was elected as a Liberal MLA in 1998 in the Edmonton-McClung electoral district and served as the Leader of the Official Opposition. She was defeated in the 2001 provincial election and resigned as party leader.

    After leaving politics, she returned to private life.

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    The fonds consists of records created by Nancy MacBeth during her tenure as Minister of Health. The files include action requests, minutes of meetings, and subject files pertaining to hospitals and other health facilities, health services, midwifery, abortion, nursing, and other topics.

    The fonds also includes some operational records of the Ministerial Correspondence Unit (1986-1988) including guidelines and logs of action requests.

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    The records were acquired by donation.


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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accession PR2000.0511.

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