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Meet Senator

Dennis Dawson

The Hon. Dennis  Dawson, B.A., M.B.A. Senator Dennis Dawson was elected as one of the youngest members of Parliament in Canadian history where he served his constituents of Louis-Hébert for three consecutive terms. He was appointed to the Senate on August 2, 2005, and represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of Lauzon.

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The Hon. Pana Merchant, B.A.


Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Pana Pappas Merchant represents the province of Saskatchewan and the Senatorial Division of Saskatchewan. She has served in the Senate of Canada since December 12, 2002.

She is a member of the following Senate committees: Energy, Environment and Natural Resources; Transport and Communications; and Scrutiny of Regulations (Joint).

Mrs. Pana Pappas Merchant is the second woman to represent Saskatchewan in the Senate.

A teacher and businesswoman, Mrs. Merchant has always been involved as a volunteer in many charitable organizations, especially in the health sector, and has played an active part in many Saskatchewan organizations. She has been a Board member of the Canadian Foundation for Social Relations since 1996, and has also worked as a volunteer with Canadian Parents for French and the Mackenzie Art Gallery.

Mrs. Merchant attended the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining a B.A. in Art and Education.

Mrs. Pana Pappas Merchant was born in 1943. She has three children.

Proactive Disclosure

January 1—March 31, 2014

October 1—December 31, 2013*

September 16—September 30, 2013*

*As disclosed on the Liberal Party of Canada website

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