The Coalition for a Better Future
Oct 24, 2022
Hon. A. Anne McLellan,
The Coalition for a Better Future

The Rotary Clubs of Edmonton and Edmonton West are honoured to welcome Hon. Anne McLellan, PC, OC, AOE as a guest speaker for a joint meeting of the two Clubs on Monday October 24, 2022. 


Ms McLellan served four terms as the Liberal MP for Edmonton Centre, during which time she served as deputy prime minister of Canada, as well as holding various portfolios including public safety and emergency preparedness, health, justice and attorney general of Canada, and natural resources. She joined Bennett Jones LLP in its Edmonton office in July 2006. 

Ms. McLellan serves on the boards of Summit REIT and Invest Alberta Corporation.  Among her many community commitments, she is chair of the boards of Pearson College UWC and the Institute for Research on Public Policy, as well as of the TELUS Edmonton Community Board.  She also serves on the board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and is a member of the TMX/ICD Committee on the Future of Canadian Corporate Governance.

In May 2015, Ms. McLellan became Dalhousie University’s seventh chancellor, a position she held until May 2020.

In July 2009, Ms. McLellan was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and in October 2013, she received the Alberta Order of Excellence.

From 1980 to 1992, Ms. McLellan was a professor in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law and served as both associate dean (1985 to 1987) and acting dean (1991 to 1992).  She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws degree from King’s College, University of London.

Ms. McLellan serves as co-chair of the Coalition for a Better Future, a diverse group of over 130 organizations focusing on sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Her presentation to the Rotary Clubs will introduce the work of this important initiative. Read more about the Coalition here:

Coalition for a Better Future (

Details of the luncheon and the option to joint the meeting over Zoom will be posted later.