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Pamela Wallin

Senator

The Honourable Pamela Wallin, O.C., S.O.M., was appointed to the Senate of Canada on December 22, 2008. She is Chair of the Senate’s National Security and Defence Committee, and also serves on the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee.

Pamela has been Honorary Colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force since August 1, 2009. She is also the Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Guelph.

She serves on several corporate boards.

Pamela is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour.

She also served, at the request of Prime Minister Harper, on the Independent Panel on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan from 2007-2008.

Pamela was Consul General of Canada in New York from 2002-2006.

She continues her work as the Senior Advisor on Canada-US relations at the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York.
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I Love Being a Senator, but My Heart Is in Saskatchewan

They say that home is where the heart is. My heart is in Wadena, Sask., and so is my home. My parents and sister live there, as do her two married daughters. There's a street named after me and a sign on the outskirts proclaiming, "Home of Pamela Wallin." Last year, I spent 168 days in my home province, not just with family but participating in dozens and dozens of events. But I also spent 94 days in Ottawa fulfilling my Senate duties. It is an honour to serve in the Senate, and I will continue to work just as hard as I can in my limited time here to serve the province and the people I love.
02/13/2013 05:41 EST