PM announces the appointment of two new Senators

Ottawa, Ontario
20 December 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today filled two vacancies in the Senate, announcing the appointments of Don Meredith and Larry Smith.

"I am pleased to announce the appointments of Don Meredith and Larry Smith to the Senate of Canada," said Prime Minister Harper. "Both are well-regarded and visible figures in their communities who will bring a wealth of experience in business, philanthropy, sport and community initiatives to their new roles as Senators."

The Reverend Don Meredith fills a vacancy in Ontario and Mr. Smith a vacancy in Quebec. Both have pledged to support the Government in its efforts to make the Senate more democratic and accountable, including legislation to limit Senate tenure and to allow provinces to elect their Senators.

"I look forward to working with the Reverend Don Meredith and Mr. Smith in their new roles in the months and years to come," added the Prime Minister. "Their skills and experience will be invaluable as our Government works to pass legislation that is important to the well-being, safety and security of Canadians."