Denise Batters

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The Honourable
Denise Batters
Senator from Saskatchewan
Assumed office
January 25, 2013
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
Personal details
Born (1970-06-18) June 18, 1970 (age 47)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Dave Batters
(m. 1997-2009)
Profession Lawyer, politician

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.[1] She is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Batters graduated from the University of Regina in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1994, she obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan.[2]


Batters worked for Saskatchewan's Crown Investments Corporation as executive director of regulatory affairs.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She met her future husband Dave Batters in 1989 crossing a Saskatoon street while at a Progressive Conservative convention.[4] 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.[1] Following Dave Batters' death, Denise Batters became an advocate for mental health research and treatment,[1] including lobbying for a national suicide prevention strategy.[3]