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Dr. Flordeliz Osler

Manitoba’s new Senator

Dr. Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on September 26 that the Governor General has appointed Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler and Ian Shugart as independent Senators to fill vacancies for Manitoba and Ontario.

“I am pleased to welcome Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler and Ian Shugart as Parliament’s newest independent Senators,” said Trudeau. “I am confident that their dedication, unique perspectives, and stellar careers will help them best serve Canadians from all walks of life.”

Dr. Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler fills the Manitoba seat vacated by former Justice Murray Sinclair, who retired from the Red Chamber in January 2021. Dr. Osler is an internationally renowned surgeon, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, and a dedicated advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion.