Marisa Ferretti Barth

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Marisa Ferretti Barth
Senator for Repentigny, Quebec
In office
September 23, 1997 – April 28, 2006
Appointed byJean Chrétien
Preceded byPietro Rizzuto
Succeeded byPatrick Brazeau
Personal details
Born (1931-04-28) April 28, 1931 (age 88)
Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Political partyLiberal

Marisa Ferretti Barth (born April 28, 1931) is a former Canadian Senator.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, Marisa Ferretti Barth was a social worker, human resources consultant and community organizer before her appointment to the Senate. She established 84 seniors' clubs for Italian-Canadians as well as helping found a seniors' club for Chinese Canadians in Montreal as well as seniors organizations for other ethnic groups. She founded the Regional Council of Italian-Canadian Seniors serving as its executive director since 1975 and also was a board member of the National Congress of Italian Canadians in the 1980s.[2]

She was appointed to the Senate on September 22, 1997 on the advice of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and represented the province of Quebec. She sat as a Liberal, until her mandatory retirement at the age of 75 on April 28, 2006.[1]


In 2008, she was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.[3] In 2003, she was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.[4]


  1. ^ a b Marisa Ferretti Barth – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Liberal Party of Canada, :: Senators :: Marisa Ferretti Barth Archived 2007-02-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 3, 2007.
  3. ^ "National Order of Quebec citation" (in French).
  4. ^ "Hansard".