Diane Griffin (conservationist)

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The Honourable
Diane Griffin
Senator for Prince Edward Island
Assumed office
November 10, 2016
Nominated by Justin Trudeau
Appointed by David Johnston
Personal details
Born March 18, 1947
Political party Independent Senators Group

Diane Griffin (born March 18, 1947) is a Canadian conservationist from Prince Edward Island. Griffin is a former provincial deputy minister of environmental resources and a recipient of the Governor General’s Conservation Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the P.E.I. Environment award.[1] She also served as executive director of the Island Nature Trust.[1]

On October 27, 2016, Griffin was named to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit as an independent.[2] Until her appointment, she served as a councillor on the Stratford, P.E.I. town council.[2] Griffin assumed office on November 10, 2016.

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-senate-griffin-1.3823646
  2. ^ a b Bryden, Joan (October 27, 2016). "Justin Trudeau set to name nine new senate appointments". Global News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
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