Elizabeth Joan Smith

  Female      Canadian      Politician

  Born : Jan 05, 1928  

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Elizabeth Joan Smith, often referred to simply as Joan Smith, (born January 5, 1928) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. She served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal from 1985 to 1990, and was a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson.

Smith was educated at St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. She was the founding member of Mme. Vanier Children's Services and Diocesan Catholic Social Services in London, Ontario, and served on the board of governors for the University of Western Ontario. In 2001, Smith received a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario. Smith lives in London, Ontario. Her husband Don Smith was the co-founder of EllisDon, an employee-owned construction services company that was incorporated in 1951 in London, Ontario. She and Don raised seven children...

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