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KUDOS! Two Schulich Law grads appointed to Canadian Senate

Posted by Rachael Kelly on November 1, 2016 in News, Faculty Interest, Student Interest, Alumni & Friends
Faculty of Law alumna Kim Pate ('84). (Photo: Dario Ayala/Montreal Gazette)
Faculty of Law alumna Kim Pate ('84). (Photo: Dario Ayala/Montreal Gazette)

Congratulations to alumna and Weldon Award winner Kimberly Pate (’84) and alumnus ('74) and honorary degree recipient ('13) Howard Wetston for their official appointments to the Canadian Senate yesterday. The senators will sit as independents, filling two of six vacant seats for the province of Ontario.

Kimberly Pate is the executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, an organization committed to working with women and girls involved in the criminal justice system. Howard Wetston is a former lawyer and federal court judge who has previously served as the Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission and Ontario Energy Board.

More than 2,700 people from across Canada applied for these positions as part of the Liberal government’s new arm’s-length Senate selection process. From this list, a committee provided a shortlist to Prime Minister Trudeau, who then selected and appointed the newest members of the Red Chamber.

Best wishes, Senators!