Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Statement on passing of Nancy Guptill

August 25, 2020

The Workers Compensation Board CEO issued the following statement on the passing of Nancy Guptill:

"Nancy Guptill was a strong, dedicated woman, and a trailblazer for women in Prince Edward Island politics.

Among her many roles, she was a long-standing chair of the Workers Compensation Board between 2007-2015.During her tenure with the Workers Compensation Board, she oversaw many important initiatives, including the Governance Review; Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workers Compensation Act; Farming Consultation Process; and the WCB Building Refit, just to name a few.

Nancy made many contributions to Prince Edward Island as a former MLA and Cabinet Minister. Ms. Guptill was responsible for the Workers Compensation Act as the Minister of Labour and the Status of Women. She also served as the Minister of Tourism, was responsible for human rights in the province, and was the speaker of the legislative assembly.

Nancy will be remembered for her spirit, her tenacity and the significant contributions she made to PEI political history. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Nancy's family during this difficult time."

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