By Lethbridge Herald on October 12, 2017.
An independent senator from Alberta will discuss in Lethbridge today his perspective on the changing dynamics in the Senate of Canada.
Grant Mitchell will present “Reforming the Canadian Senate?” during the regular weekly SACPA session today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Country Kitchen Catering.
Mitchell, who was appointed to the position of Government Liaison in the Senate in May 2016, is one of three members of the Government Representative Team in the Senate.
That team is responsible for helping guide government legislation through the upper chamber while advocating for a transparent and accountable Senate that works for Canadians. Mitchell is an advocate for Senate modernization, and takes a proactive role in contributing to Senate reform.
He has had careers in the public service, business and politics in Alberta, and was called to the Senate in 2005.
From 1994 until 1998, Mitchell was leader of the Alberta Liberal Party and leader of Alberta’s official opposition. Mitchell later worked as an investment advisor and taught graduate level courses at the University of Calgary and Edmonton.
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