Trudeau Appoints Adams Richards as New Brunswick Senator

 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  announced  the Governor General appointed David Adams Richards as an independent Senator to fill a vacancy for New Brunswick.

Mr. Richards is an acclaimed Canadian novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet, whose commitment to the Miramichi River valley, New Brunswick, and Canada is reflected in his body of work.  Richards won a Giller prize for his work “Mercy Among the Children.”

He was chosen using the open merit-based process the Government of Canada put in place in early 2016. This process ensures Senators are independent, reflect Canada’s diversity, and are able to tackle the broad range of challenges and opportunities facing the country.

The Prime Minister intends to recommend individuals for additional vacancies in the Senate in the near future.  “I look forward to working with Mr. Richards, and all the Senators, as they put forward vast knowledge and experience to the service of our Parliament and our great country,” Trudeau said. 

More information about the latest appointments cycle will soon be made public when the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments publishes its report to the Prime Minister.