Julie Miville-Dechêne

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Julie Miville-Dechêne
Senator for Inkerman, Quebec
Assumed office
June 20, 2018
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byJulie Payette
Preceded byCharlie Watt
Personal details
Born (1959-07-10) July 10, 1959 (age 62)
Political partyIndependent Senators Group

Julie Miville-Dechêne (born July 10, 1959) is a Canadian senator and former journalist.

She is a former journalist and broadcaster with Radio-Canada and spent 25 years as a public affairs correspondent for the network in Washington, D.C., Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal[1] before serving as its ombudsman from April 2007, to July 2011, the first woman to hold this position.[2]

Since August 15, 2011, she has served as the president of the Conseil du statut de la femme.[3]

In 2017, she served as the government of Quebec's representative in Canada's delegation to UNESCO.[1]

On June 20, 2018, she was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette after being nominated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.[2]


  1. ^ a b https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-adds-senate-ranks-julie-miville-dechene-1.4714549[bare URL]
  2. ^ a b "Prime Minister announces the appointment of a Senator" (Press release). PMO. June 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Julie Miville-Dechêne nommée présidente du Conseil du statut de la femme". Agence QMI. Archived from the original on 2013-06-28.

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