Good news as Jamaican appointed to Canadian Senate

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The Government and representatives from several organisations are celebrating the appointment of Jamaican born, Dr. Rosemary Moodie to the Canadian senate. Dr. Moodie who has distinguished herself in healthcare and community service, both in Jamaica, and her adopted homeland, was recently recommended by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to be an independent member of the upper house of their parliament.

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, senator Kamina Johnson Smith, the appointment is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the partnership between Jamaica and Canada, and Dr. Moodie has been exemplary with her involvement in reducing social inequalities and health disparities, locally and internationally.

Senator Johnson Smith was among government officials, sector leaders and diplomats who gathered recently at the official residence of Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, in St. Andrew, to honour the Jamaican for her latest achievement.

In 2017, she was conferred with the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by the government of Jamaica.

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson says the move is a source of very great pride to us, that one more native has excelled to an esteemed international body.

In making the announcement in December, to appoint Dr. Moodie to the senate, Prime Minister Trudeau says she and the other three new independent senators bring with them wealth of knowledge and experience, that will greatly benefit parliament, and all of Canada.