December 5, 2017
by John Paul Tasker, CBC News
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named two new Independent senators to sit in the upper chamber.
Mary Coyle, 63, will sit for Nova Scotia and Mary Jane McCallum, 65, will represent Manitoba.
McCallum, who is of Cree descent and a survivor of the Indian residential school system, is believed to be the first female Indigenous dentist accredited in Canada.
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