On Friday, April 30th, 2010 the Hon. Anne McLellan, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and former Member of Parliament for Edmonton West, was awarded the 2010 EVE Award (Ottawa) in recognition of her achievements in political life.
Anne served four terms as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre (1993 to 2006). She served as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and as the first Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the government of the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin. Prior to this, she occupied the roles of Minister of Health, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Natural Resources and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians.
After leaving politics, she served on the Board of Directors of Nexen, an independent, Canadian-based global energy company, Agrium, a global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products and a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services, Cameco, the world's largest uranium producer and Edmonton Regional Airport Authority, a financially independent, non-share corporation charged with managing the regions four airports. Among her many community commitments, she also sits on the Board of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Charitable Foundation, the Community Outreach Committee for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, the National Strategy Council for the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and is Chair of the Friends of the Legal Resource Centre, an organization that promotes access to justice.
In October 2006, she joined Bennett Jones LLP in its Edmonton office to provide strategic advice to the firm and its clients. In May 2006, she was appointed Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Alberta in the newly established Institute for United States Policy Studies.
For full coverage of the speech, please see the blog post by Mary Anne Carter, Carleton University's EV Chapter President, "Anne McLellan: the Recipient of the 2010 EVE Award."
To watch Anne McLellan’s speech click here.