Dennis Dawson

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The Honourable
Dennis Dawson
Senator for Lauzon, Quebec
Assumed office
August 2, 2005
Nominated by Paul Martin
Appointed by Adrienne Clarkson
Preceded by Yves Morin
Personal details
Born (1949-09-28) September 28, 1949 (age 68)
Quebec City, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal (until 2014)
Independent Liberal
(2014-present)

Dennis Dawson (born September 28, 1949) is a Canadian politician and administrator. Dawson is a Canadian Senator and former Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. Dawson is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Dawson represented the riding of Louis-Hébert, Quebec in the House of Commons from 1977 to 1984. He is a former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Immigration.

In 2004, he ran in the federal election as a "star" candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in the riding of Beauport but was beaten by Bloc Québécois candidate Christian Simard, losing by a ratio of nearly 2:1.

On August 2, 2005, Dawson was appointed to the Canadian Senate on the recommendation of Prime Minister Paul Martin. He sits in the upper house as a Liberal.

He has a daughter Cindy another named Kathryn-Anne and a son named Julian.

External links

  • Dennis Dawson – Parliament of Canada biography
  • Liberal Senate Forum
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Albanie Morin
Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert
1977–1984
Succeeded by
Suzanne Duplessis
Preceded by
Yves Morin
Senator for Lauzon
2005–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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