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Trudeau to name six Ontario senators on Monday: report

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Monday, Oct 31st, 2016

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The Senate chamber sits empty in Ottawa on Sept. 12, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to announce six more Senate appointments, including a former commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, a report says.

CTV News is reporting that Gwen Boniface, the first female commissioner of the OPP, is among a half dozen appointees that Trudeau is to announce on Monday.

According to the media report, the other appointees include Kimberly Pate, executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.

The list is reportedly rounded out by former Ontario cabinet secretary Tony Dean, former Scotiabank vice chairman Sabi Marwah, Howard Wetston, a former federal court judge and head of the Ontario Securities Commission and Lucie Moncion, president and CEO of a network of credit unions that serve Ontario francophone communities.

CTV did not cite any source for its report, but Trudeau was widely expected to follow up on nine appointments to the Senate that he made last week.

The appointees named this month were selected through an application process that involved more than 2,700 applicants who were screened by an advisory board that came up with a short list for each seat.

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