Senator Audette named Government Liaison
The Government Liaison is responsible for outreach on Government business in the Senate.
Quebec Senator Michèle Audette is taking over the position of Government Liaison in the Senate.
She is a recognized Indigenous leader, who comes from the Innu community of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam in Quebec.
“Since my appointment as Senator, every day has been a rich learning experience that fuels my passion. I am honoured to pursue this passion in my new role in the Government Representative’s Office. I will continue to draw on my Innu and Québécoise experiences for the benefit of the entire country,” Senator Audette said.
Senator Audette served as president of the association Quebec Native Women and later as president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada. She was one of the five commissioners responsible for conducting the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Senator Audette helped create an innovative graduate program in Indigenous public administration for the École nationale d’administration publique. Since 2019, she has been Assistant to the Vice-Rector of Academic and Student Affairs, and Senior Advisor for reconciliation and Indigenous education at the Université Laval.
She was appointed to the Senate in 2021.