Brian Francis (politician)

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Brian Francis
Senator for Prince Edward Island
Assumed office
October 11, 2018
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byJulie Payette
Personal details
Born (1957-09-28) September 28, 1957 (age 61)
Political partyIndependent Senators Group

Brian Francis (born September 28, 1957) is a Mi'kmaq leader, Chief of the Abegweit First Nation from 2007 to 2018. On 11 October 2018 he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing Prince Edward Island.[1] He is the first Mi'kmaq from Prince Edward Island appointed to the Senate.

Prior to becoming chief, he was an Aboriginal programs co-ordinator with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ross, Shane (11 October 2018). "Chief Brian Francis appointed to Senate". CBC News. Retrieved 12 October 2018.