Liberal Party of Canada
Ms. Pana Papas Merchant is the second woman to represent Saskatchewan in the Senate.
A teacher and business woman, Ms. Merchant has played an active role in cultural, political, and advocacy groups in Saskatchewan. Her charitable and volunteer work has been with Canadian Parents for French, Immigrant Women, the Greek and other immigrant communities, the CWL, numerous health sector organizations, and for two years she has headed a provincial political fundraising committee. She is a past Board Member of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (1996 - 2002); The Mackenzie Art Gallery Volunteers; and the Regina Volunteer centre.
Ms. Merchant obtained a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) and a Teaching Diploma from the University of Regina. She is fluent in English and Greek and has a good facility in French.
Ms Pana Merchant is married and has three sons.