Diane Bellemare

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The Honourable
Diane Bellemare
Senator for Alma, Quebec
Assumed office
September 6, 2012
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
Personal details
Born (1949-10-13) October 13, 1949 (age 69)
Political party Non-affiliated (2016–present)
Other political
affiliations
Action démocratique du Québec (2003–2008)
Conservative Party of Canada (2012–2016)

Diane Bellemare (born October 13, 1949) is a Canadian economist and politician from Quebec, who was appointed to the Senate of Canada on September 6, 2012.[1]

From September 2003 to April 2007, she held executive jobs with the Conseil du patronat du Québec, including Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist from April 2006 to April 2007.[2]

Bellemare was appointed to the Senate on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and sat as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada caucus until March 2016 when she resigned to sit as an Independent. In May 2016, she was appointed Deputy Government Representative to the Senate by Government Representative Peter Harder.[3] As a senator she receives an annual salary of $142,400 plus payments for extra official duties, and about $150,000 for research and office expenses, as well as travel allowance worth tens of thousands of dollars. After having been an senator for six years she will get a lifetime pension. [4]

References

  1. ^ "New Conservative senator warns EI reform will drive down wages". The Globe and Mail, September 7, 2012.
  2. ^ Le CPQ remercie Diane Bellemare pour sa contribution à l’organisme, April 23, 2007 Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/04/liberal-senate-positions-peter-harder-liaison_n_9837088.html
  4. ^ "Ten entitlements of Canada's senators". Ottawa Citizen. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2018-09-23.

External links

  • Diane Bellemare – Parliament of Canada biography
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