New Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced the
appointment of Helen Hunley as Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta.
Born in Acme, northeast of Calgary she grew
up in Rocky Mountain House and eventually became councillor and mayor of the
town. After serving in the Canadian Women's Army Corps during the Second World
War she went into business and eventually founded Helen Hunley Insurance.
She served as mayor from 1966 to 1971, was
elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1971 and became Solicitor General in
1973. Re-elected in 1975 she became Minister of Social Services, a position she
held until her retirement from the Assembly in 1978.
Since then she has held a number of
community and political positions including membership on the Alberta 75th
Anniversary Commission, Chairman of the Alberta Mental Health Advisory Council,
and President of the provincial Conservative Party.
As lieutenant-governor she succeeds Frank
Lynch-Staunton whose five year term has expired.