Kim Pate

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Kimberly Pate

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Senator Pate in October 2017
Senator from Ontario
Assumed office
November 10, 2016
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Personal details
Born (1959-11-10) November 10, 1959 (age 59)
Political partyIndependent Senators Group

Kimberly Pate, CM (born November 10, 1959),was the executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.[1]

In 2014, she was named a Member of the Order of Canada for advocating on behalf of women who are marginalized, victimized or incarcerated, and for her research on women in the criminal justice system.[1][2]

On October 31, 2016, it was announced that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would recommend that she be appointed to the Senate of Canada. She will sit as an independent.[3] Pate assumed office on November 10, 2016.


  1. ^ a b Smith, Marie-Danielle (July 1, 2014). "Nine Ottawans named to Order of Canada". Ottawa Citizen.
  2. ^ "Order of Canada Appointments". June 30, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Trudeau taps former banker, cop and judge for Senate". Toronto Star, October 30, 2016.

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