Senator Jim Munson retires from the Senate
Affectionately known as the “Children’s Senator,” Jim Munson officially retired from the Senate this month after 17 years of service. Over the years, he has passionately advocated for the rights of children, youth and people with disabilities in Canada. As the senator representing Ottawa and Rideau Hall, his tireless efforts have significantly advanced the rights of young people. In recent years, he has advocated for a national autism strategy and worked to establish Kindness Week in Canada. He has also been a strong proponent of establishing a federal commissioner for children and youth.
At Children First Canada, we are deeply grateful for Senator Munson’s support and partnership. In 2017, he hosted a special event in the Senate on National Child Day – one of many occasions in which he helped ensure that children could occupy the Senate for the day. This took place during CFC's initiative to establish the Canadian Children's Charter on Parliament Hill.
Our work would not be possible without parliamentarians and senators like Jim Munson who are dedicated to improving the well-being of all 8 million kids in Canada.
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