Marie Hubbard (1935 – 2022)

Marie Hubbard was one of Bowmanville’s most influential female politicians. She was the first female mayor of Bowmanville (then named the Town of Newcastle) and was inaugurated in 1988. Marie was born in Bowmanville and went to Central Public School then attended Bowmanville High School. She later graduated from the University of Toronto school of Nursing, and married Edward Derry Hubbard in 1971.

Marie was a councillor for the Town of Newcastle from 1980 to 1982, a councillor for Durham Region from 1982 to 1992, and then served as Mayor from 1988 to 1992. She then was appointed to the Ontario Municipal Board in 1997 and was appointed Interim Chair in 2003. Marie is depicted on a mural in downtown Bowmanville at 26 King Street East, along with other influential local women. The mural was painted by artist Allan Bender.

Marie sat on numerous boards and committees during her political career, including the Heritage Committee, Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committees (LACAC), the Bowmanville Museum board (Now Clarington Museums and Archives), the Ontario Municipal Board and the Assessment Review Board, the Durham District Health Council, the Durham Children’s Aid Society, the Durham Non-Profit Housing Corporation, the Newcastle Public Utilities Commission, and the Ontario Land Tribunals.


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Councillor Hubbard

Council 1984

Close Up

Close Up 1983



Newspaper Articles

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Vote for Marie Hubbard
27 Oct 1982, Canadian Statesman


Candidates’ Night
3 Nov 1982, Canadian Statesman


Elect Marie Hubbard
12 Oct 1988, Orono Weekly Times


Mayoralty Candidates Meeting
26 Oct 1988, Orono Weekly Times


Mayor Hubbard’s Vision
7 Dec 1988, Orono Weekly Times


New Fire Truck
4 Jan 1989, Canadian Statesman


Hong Kong Trip
19 Jul 1989, Canadian Statesman


Hockey Puck Drop
3 Jan 1990, Canadian Statesman


Women in Business
3 Jan 1990, Canadian Statesman


Rotary Tree Planting
2 Jan 1991, Canadian Statesman


Press Release

Clarington pays tribute to former Mayor Marie Hubbard

Municipality of Clarington, issued 2 August 2022