René Cormier

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The Honourable
René Cormier
Senator for New Brunswick
Assumed office
November 10, 2016
Nominated by Justin Trudeau
Appointed by David Johnston
Personal details
Born April 27, 1956
Political party Independent Senators Group
Profession Artist

René Cormier (born April 27, 1956) is a Canadian Acadian artist and activist from New Brunswick. On October 27, 2016, Cormier was named to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit as an independent.[1][2] Cormier assumed his seat on November 10, 2016.

A Francophone, he is president of the Société nationale de l'Acadie (fr) (SNA), the primary organization championing Acadian artists. Following his appointment to the Senate, Cormier stated that he plans to continue with his work with the SNA, while avoiding any conflicts of interest.[2] He formerly served as president for the Commission internationale du theatre francophone, director of the Théâtre populaire d'Acadie (fr), president of the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (fr), and as a member of the board for the Canadian Conference of the Arts.[1]

References

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b "René Cormier sera sénateur". ICI.Radio-Canada.ca (in French). The Canadian Press. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 

External links

  • René Cormier – Parliament of Canada biography
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