I am proud to work in a place where what matters most is what you stand for and not what political colour you’re wearing. I am committed to fighting for minority rights in the Senate and building a more inclusive society for all Canadians.
Senator Jim Munson is best known to Canadians as a trusted journalist and communications advisor. He reported on current affairs for more than thirty years, most notably as a bureau chief and foreign correspondent for CTV News. His reporting touched upon events around the globe – from Belfast to Beijing – including the First Gulf War, the assassination of Indira Gandhi and the Tiananmen Square Massacre. At home, he covered the FLQ crisis in Quebec and later, in Ottawa, every Canadian government and federal election from 1974 onwards. Senator Munson was twice nominated for a Gemini Award in recognition of excellence in journalism.
In 2001, following his career as a reporter, Senator Munson joined the Prime Minister’s Office as a communications advisor and was made Director of Communications the following year. He was called to the Senate on December 10, 2003, to represent the province of Ontario and served as Whip of the Senate Liberal Caucus from 2008 to 2016.
Senator Munson sits as a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology and the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration. He is a vocal advocate for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. His leadership in Parliament led to the adoption of An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day and the landmark Senate report Pay Now or Pay Later: Autism Families in Crisis.
Interventions in the Senate Chamber
Bill Respecting Further COVID-19 Measures
|2020.07.27 – 14:41|
senators’ statements — Emancipation Day
||2020.07.27 – 12:13|
question period — Health
Race-Based Data Collection
|2020.06.26 – 09:31|
Consideration of Government's Role in Combatting Racism
|2020.06.25 – 15:30|
Motion to Call Upon the Government to Impose Sanctions against Chinese and/or Hong Kong Officials--Debate Continued
|2020.06.23 – 18:13|