Honourable Elizabeth Hubley was born September 8th, 1942, at Howlan, Prince Edward Island, the daughter of Bennett J. Haywood and Florence K. Brown.
Honourable Elizabeth Hubley 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 Principal Choreographer.
In 1989, she was elected to represent the old District of Fifth Prince in the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly. Mrs. 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 or rural communities and cultural development and served on ten standing committees including Economic Development, Tourism, Health and Social Services, Agriculture, and Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Mrs. Hubley retired from Provincial politics in 1996.
In 1998, she 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.
Elizabeth Hubley has a distinguished record of community service both as a volunteer and elected official.
Hon. Elizabeth M. Hubley and her late husband Richard B. Hubley have six children: Brendon, Susan, Allan, Amos, Jennifer, and Florence.