Meet the New SLC Executive

April 20, 2021

A lot of our time and energy at the recent Liberal 2021 Virtual National Convention was focused on the policy resolutions. We all were very pleased at the success rate of the resolutions developed, sponsored and presented by Senior Liberals. There was another important piece of business at the Convention. We elected our new National Executive to serve until the next National Convention.


Hilary Williamson, Co-Chair, Anglophone

Hilary, a retired computer scientist who lives in Val-des-Monts , Quebec has been an active Liberal on the board of her home EDA, Pontiac, most recently chairing their Policy Committee. She deputized for the Policy Chair of the Senior Liberals’ Commission at the Halifax Convention in 2018, presenting the resolution on Health Care. She has been the National Communications Chair until her election to Co-Chair, Anglophone. Her calm manner and excellent organization and communications skills will continue to be a great asset to the Executive as we move toward the next election.

Brigitte Lagacé, Co-Chair, Francophone

Brigitte is a very active member of the Gatineau EDA and was Policy Chair for the Liberal Party of Canada – Quebec, 2018-2021. She co-presented at the recent General Meeting of PLQC on the important role that party activists can make in the lives of all Canadians. She has been involved with the Senior Liberals’ Commission since she became eligible in 2019. Brigitte was instrumental in developing policy resolutions presented at the 2021 Liberal Convention. She always offers useful advice and support to others stepping into the waters of policy development.

Peggy Stewart, Communications Chair

Margaret’s involvement with the Senior Liberals’ Commission started with her retirement as the Seniors’ Representative on her EDA in Burnaby-North Seymour. From there she went on to be the Communications Chair for the Senior Liberals’ Commission – BC and Vice Chair of the National Communications Committee of SLC. With a background in radio, Margaret’s new role will be a wonderful addition to the Executive.

Judy Berg, Policy Chair

Following a management career in health care and education, Judy started her connection with the Senior Liberals’ Commission at retirement. As Senior Representative on the Kelowna-Lake Country EDA, she became involved with the SLC – BC supporting the website and researching policy directions for senior care giving. She served as Policy Chair for SLC-BC from 2018. Appointed to fill a vacancy on the SLC Executive as Policy Chair, she will now continue in this role for a full term.

Ingrid Dandanell, Governance Chair

A librarian by profession Ingrid has a strong interest in systems and how they work. Currently she is the Policy Chair of the Edmonton Centre EDA of the Party. She was also a valued member of the Policy Committee of SLC- Alberta. As the Governance Chair, Ingrid’s knowledge of process will help keep the SLC Executive in line with policies and practices.

Iain Munro, Secretary

Iain has been the Secretary of the Executive of the SLC since 2016. But his involvement goes back to 2012 when he was a Regional Director for Ontario. A retired teacher and professor, Iain has served on the Governing Council of the Ontario College of Teachers. He feels passionately about the role of the Senior Liberals’ Commission, continuing to advocate for those issues of importance for Seniors as well as those issues that have daily impact for them.

Helping to guide the Executive as non-voting members are retiring co-chairs, Doug Brydges (Anglophone) and Roger Légaré (Francophone). We are all grateful for their past service to Senior Registered Liberals and the Senior Liberals’ Commission, and their continued commitment to the Liberal Party of Canada.