|Senator for Saskatchewan|
December 12, 2002 – March 31, 2017
|Nominated by||Jean Chrétien|
|Appointed by||Adrienne Clarkson|
|Born||Pana Papas Merchant
April 2, 1943
|Political party||Senate Liberal Caucus|
|Liberal (until 2014)|
|Alma mater||University of Saskatchewan
University of Regina
Pana Pappas Merchant (born April 2, 1943) is a Liberal Senator from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. She has held the position since her appointment to the Senate by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in 2002.
On January 29, 2014, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau announced all Liberal Senators, including Merchant, were removed from the Liberal caucus, and would continue sitting as Independents. The Senators refer to themselves as the Senate Liberal Caucus even though they are no longer members of the parliamentary Liberal caucus.
Senator Pana announced her resignation from the Senate on March 31, 2017, approximately a year ahead of her mandatory retirement date.
- "Pana Merchant". Senator Biography. Senate of Canada. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- "Trudeau’s expulsion catches Liberal senators by surprise". Globe and Mail. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- "Debates of the Senate of Canada". The Speaker of the Senate. 30 March 2017.
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