JoAnne Buth

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The Honourable
JoAnne L. Buth
Member of the Senate of Canada
In office
January 6, 2012 – August 10, 2014
Appointed by Stephen Harper
Constituency Manitoba
Personal details
Born (1954-05-23) May 23, 1954 (age 63)
British Columbia, Canada
Political party Conservative

JoAnne L. Buth (born May 23, 1954) is a former Canadian politician. She was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Stephen Harper on January 6, 2012 (replacing the retired Sharon Carstairs) and sat as a Conservative representing Manitoba.[1][2] She retired from the Senate on August 10, 2014 [3] in order to become CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute, a group that promotes Canadian field crops.[4]

She has a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Winnipeg and an M.Sc. in entomology from the University of Manitoba.[5]

Buth's background in agriculture includes stints as a research and development manager with DowElanco Canada and as an information officer for the federal agriculture department's research station in Winnipeg. More recently she worked in Carman, Manitoba as a manager and weed management specialist in Manitoba's provincial ministry of agriculture. Prior to her Senate appointment, she was president of the Canola Council of Canada, a lobby group for the canola industry.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Harper names Canola Council chief to Senate". Manitoba Co-operator. January 7, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Buth in Senate on Jan 31". 23 January 2012. 
  3. ^,_2014.html
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  5. ^ "[brief bio]". Ottawa Citizen. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2012. [permanent dead link]

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