|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for St. Vital|
September 21, 1999 – April 19, 2016
|Preceded by||Shirley Render|
|Succeeded by||Colleen Mayer|
|Manitoba Minister of Education|
November 3, 2009 – October 18, 2013
|Preceded by||Peter Bjornson|
|Succeeded by||James Allum|
|Manitoba Minister of Labour and Immigration|
November 4, 2003 – November 3, 2009
|Preceded by||Steve Ashton|
|Succeeded by||Jennifer Howard|
|Born||July 25, 1952|
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
Allan was raised in MacGregor, Manitoba and was educated at MacGregor Collegiate. From 1990 to 1994, she was director of development for the Canadian Diabetes Association. She worked for the Manitoba Motion Picture Industries Association from 1994 to 1995, and then as a consultant for small business and non-profit organizations from 1995 to 1999. She has also taught two continuing education courses at the University of Winnipeg.
Allan began her political career as a school trustee, serving on the Norwood School Division from 1995 to 1998 and the St. Boniface School Division from 1998 to 1999. She was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in the 1999 provincial election, defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Shirley Render in the south-central Winnipeg riding of St. Vital by 5218 votes to 3699.
In the 2003 election, Allan was re-elected with over 63% of the popular vote. On November 4, 2003, she entered cabinet as Minister of Labour of Immigration, with responsibility for Multiculturalism, Status of Women and administration of the Workers Compensation Act. Allan was re-elected in the 2007 provincial election.
During her term as Education minister, Allan introduced anti-bullying legislation: Bill 18, the public schools amendment act (safe and inclusive schools). Religious organizations criticized the legislation, claiming it infringed on freedom of religion by requiring faith-based schools to support the creation of gay-straight alliances if initiated by students. The federal Public Safety Minister at the time, Vic Toews, stated that he believed that the bill violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The bill passed into law in September 2013.
On October 18, 2013, Nancy Allan was removed from the post of education minister by Premier Greg Selinger.
- "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2009.
- "Bill 18: The anatomy of a controversy". Winnipeg Free Press. March 11, 2013.
- "Bill 18 passes in Manitoba legislature". CBC News. September 13, 2013.
- "NDP cabinet shakeup sees new finance, education and health ministers". CTV News Winnipeg. October 18, 2013. Retrieved 2014-07-15.