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Jim Munson   -   Liberal Party of Canada
Province: Ontario
Senatorial Designation: Ottawa / Rideau Canal
Appointed on the advice of: Chrétien (Lib.)
Telephone: 613-947-2504 or 1-800-267-7362
Fax: 613-947-2506

Mr. Munson, a well-respected Canadian journalist, recently served as the Director of Communications to the Prime Minister. He has had an extensive career in journalism both in Canada and abroad. He previously served as a television correspondent for CTV reporting on national events in the public and political arena. He was CTV’s Bureau Chief in Beijing from 1987 to 1992 reporting on events in China such as Tiananmen Massacre of June 4, 1989. He also served as Bureau Chief and senior correspondent in Halifax, Nova Scotia and London, England. He has covered the Iran-Iraq war, the Gulf war and the Philippines. 

Mr. Munson has twice been nominated for a Gemini Award in recognition of excellence in journalism. 

Jim Munson and his wife Ginette live in Ottawa with their two sons.

Personal Website: ( N.B. This site is not a part of the parliamentary Internet site )

Current Member of the following Senate committee(s):
Fisheries and Oceans   
Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration   
Selection Committee    Deputy Chair

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