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Sen. Jim Munson

Senator Jim Munson is best known to Canadians as a trusted journalist and communications advisor. He reported on current affairs for more than 30 years. His reporting touched upon events around the globe – from Belfast to Beijing – including the First Gulf War, the assassination of Indira Gandhi and the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Senator Munson joined the Prime Minister’s Office as a communications advisor in 2001 and was made Director of Communications the following year. Senator Munson sits on a number of Senate committees, including the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, Fisheries and Oceans and Social Affairs, Science and Technology. He is a vocal advocate for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. His leadership in Parliament led to the adoption of An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day and the landmark Senate report Pay Now or Pay Later: Autism Families in Crisis.