Justin Trudeau appoints Ian Shugart and Flordeliz Osler to the Senate
Before being appointed to Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ian Shugart served as Clerk of the Privy Council, as well as Deputy Minister at Global Affairs Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada. He will sit in the Senate as an independent member (Archives).
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of two new senators on Monday, including former Clerk of the Privy Council Ian Shugart.
Mr. Shugart, who will represent Ontario in the Upper House, was the highest ranking federal public servant during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He had succeeded Michael Wernick, who resigned after he testified in the SNC-Lavalin case.
Mr. Shugart has also served as deputy minister in several departments, including Global Affairs Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada.
In addition to becoming a senator, Mr. Shugart will also be a member of the King's Privy Council, which includes not only current and former ministers but also a number of select individuals who are to be honored for their contributions to Canada, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement. .
Mr. Trudeau also announced the nomination of Flordeliz Gigi Osler as a Manitoba senator.
Ms. Osler is a renowned Winnipeg surgeon who, in 2018, became the first racialized woman to chair the Canadian Medical Association, highlights the Prime Minister's Office on its website. The new senator was born in Winnipeg to parents from India and the Philippines.
Like other senators appointed under the government of Justin Trudeau, Ms. .Shugart and Ms. Osler will be independent members of the Senate.