|Senator from Saskatchewan|
January 25, 2013
|Nominated by||Stephen Harper|
|Appointed by||David Johnston|
June 18, 1970 |
Denise Leanne Batters (born June 18, 1970) is a Canadian politician, who was named to the Senate of Canada to represent Saskatchewan on January 25, 2013. She is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Early life and education
She met her future husband Dave Batters in 1989 crossing a Saskatoon street while at a Progressive Conservative convention. They married in 1997, and Dave Batters sat as a Conservative MP in the House of Commons from 2004 to 2008. In 2009, her husband committed suicide following a battle with depression. Following Dave Batters' death, Denise Batters became an advocate for mental health research and treatment, including lobbying for a national suicide prevention strategy.
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