Maria Chaput

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The Honourable
Maria Chaput
Senator for Manitoba
Assumed office
December 12, 2002
Appointed by Adrienne Clarkson
Personal details
Born (1942-05-07) May 7, 1942 (age 72)
Ste. Anne, Manitoba
Political party Liberal

Maria Chaput (born May 7, 1942) is a current member of the Canadian Senate representing the Senatorial Division of Manitoba. She is the first franco-Manitoban woman to be appointed to the upper house of the Parliament of Canada.

On January 29, 2014, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau announced all Liberal Senators, including Maria Chaput, were removed from the Liberal caucus, and would continue sitting as Independents.[1] According to Senate Opposition leader James Cowan, the Senators will still refer to themselves as Liberals even if they are no longer members of the parliamentary Liberal caucus.[2]


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  2. ^ "Trudeau’s expulsion catches Liberal senators by surprise". Globe and Mail. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

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