Anne McLellan was elected to her third term as Member of Parliament for Edmonton West on November 27, 2000. Ms. McLellan was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on December 12, 2003. Previously, she was Minister of Health. She has also served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Minister of Natural Resources and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.
In addition to her ministerial duties, Ms. McLellan sits on five Cabinet committees. She is the Chair of the Operations Committee and the Security, Public Health and Emergencies Committee. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Priorities and Planning Committee and a member of the Canada-U.S. Committee and the Expenditure Review Committee.
Ms. McLellan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Law degree from Dalhousie University, and a Master of Laws degree from King's College, University of London. She was admitted to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1976.
From 1976 to 1980, Ms. McLellan was an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of New Brunswick. In 1980, she moved to Edmonton to take a position as Associate Professor of Law at the University of Alberta. She served as Associate Dean of the University's Faculty of Law between 1985 and 1987. From July 1991 to June 1992, she was Acting Dean.