SIX NEW ONTARIO SENATORS TO BE INDEPENDENTS IN TRUDEAU'S SENATE FACELIFT

Oct 31, 2016

By Jane Brown

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apparently ready to announce six more senate appointments today, in addition to the nine he made the other day.

There are a number of reports that Gwen Boniface, who was the first woman commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, is among a half-dozen appointees from Ontario that Trudeau will announce.

Others are said to include:

Tony Dean, a public policy professor who previously served as a senior bureaucrat in the Ontario government.

Sabi Marwah, recently retired as vice-chairman and chief operating officer at Scotiabank.

Lucie Moncion, president and chief executive officer of the Alliance des caisses populaires de l’Ontario.

Kimberly Pate, executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.

Howard Wetston, a former federal court judge who led the Ontario Securities Commission and Ontario Energy Board.

The new senators will sit as independents, key players in Trudeau’s attempt to transform the upper chamber into a less partisan and more respected institution.

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