PARLIAMENT of CANADA
Maria Chaput   -  Liberal Party of Canada
 
Province:
Manitoba
Senatorial Designation:
Manitoba
Appointed on the advice of:
Chrétien (Lib.)
Telephone:
613-943-2435  or 1-800-267-7362
Fax:
613-943-2482
 
Biography

With this appointment, Ms. Chaput becomes the first Franco-Manitoban woman to sit in the Senate.

During her career as a businesswoman, Ms. Maria Chaput has applied her dynamism and generosity on behalf of the Franco-Manitoban community, and has worked tirelessly to promote the province's economic development. 

For over 30 years, Ms. Chaput has been a prominent leader in the French-Canadian community and has received a number of distinctions for her exemplary community involvement. The active roles she has played in organizations as varied as the Société franco-manitobaine, the Fédération des aînés franco-manitobains and the Division scolaire manitobaine, along with her involvement in supporting the province's economic development, attest to her strong attachment to all aspects of Franco-Manitoban life.

Ms. Chaput attended the University of Saskatchewan and the Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface.

Ms. Chaput has three children. 

Current Member of the following Senate committee(s):
National Finance
Official Languages
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Personal Website:  http://www.mariachaput.ca/  ( N.B. This site is not a part of the parliamentary Internet site )

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