Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed three new senators to fill vacancies in (*3*) higher chamber.
Dr. Sharon Burey, Rear Admiral Rebecca Patterson and Andrew Cardozo have all been appointed as senators for Ontario, in line with a press launch from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Born in Jamaica, Dr. Burey got here to Canada in 1976 and has been a pediatrician in Ontario for greater than 30 years.
She can also be an lively well being coverage advocate who served on the Pediatricians of Ontario govt council and on the Ontario Medical Association well being coverage committee. She was additionally the primary girl of color to function of president of the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario.
Dr. Burey is a recipient of quite a few awards, together with the Ontario Chapter Excellence Award and the Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Rear Admiral Rebecca Patterson is a registered nurse and a present member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Previously a director basic for Operation HONOUR, Patterson at present serves in a number one function supporting efforts to rework tradition and remove dangerous behaviour within the armed forces.
Patterson is a founder and present director of Soldiers Helping Soldiers, a volunteer-based group that helps veterans experiencing or susceptible to homelessness.
She was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Military Merit in 2018.
Cardozo is a communications coverage skilled who has served because the president of the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy for almost 10 years.
A former commissioner of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Cardozo is a daily columnist for the Hill Times on political and communication points.
Cardozo additionally has served on the boards of a lot of volunteer organizations, together with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants and the YMCA-YWCA for the National Capital Region.