Former Island MLA Libbe (Elizabeth) Hubley is going to the senate. She was one of three new senators appointed Thursday by Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

Her appointement takes effect immediately.

Hubley, 58, served two terms as the Liberal MLA for 4th Prince.

She was first elected in 1989 and again in 1993. She was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Legislature in 93. During her two terms, she also sat a number of standing committees.

Hubley had been working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Charlottetown.

She and her husband Richard have six children.

Hubley replaces Senator Orville Phillips who decided to retire.

Doctor Yves Morin from Quebec and Jim Tunney, an Ontario dairy farmer were also named to the senate.

There are still 11 vacancies in the senate.