Janis Johnson

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The Honourable
Janis G. Johnson
Senator for Manitoba
Assumed office
September 27, 1990
Appointed by Brian Mulroney
Personal details
Born (1946-04-27) April 27, 1946 (age 68)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Frank Moores
Children 1
Alma mater University of Manitoba
Occupation Businesswoman, public affairs consultant
Committees Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources
Religion Lutheran
Website http://jjohnson.sencanada.ca/Welcome

Janis Gudrun Johnson, OC  (born April 27, 1946) is a Canadian Senator representing Manitoba.

Born in Winnipeg, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1968 from the University of Manitoba. A public affairs consultant and writer, Johnson was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1990. She is currently Co-Chair of the Canada-United States Inter-parliamentary Group and a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources.

She was the second wife of Frank Moores, the second premier of Newfoundland and Labrador after Confederation. Her father, George Johnson, was nominated as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba by Brian Mulroney.

Johnson has been chair of the Gimli film festival since its inception in 2000.

In 2000, she was awarded Iceland's Order of the Falcon.[1]


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