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Janis G. Johnson

Assumed office 
September 27, 1990
Appointed by Brian Mulroney

Born April 27, 1946 (1946-04-27) (age 63)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political party Conservative

Janis Gudrun Johnson (born April 27, 1946) is a Canadian Senator representing Manitoba.

Born in Winnipeg, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1968 from the University of Manitoba. A public affairs consultant and writer, Johnson was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1990. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples and a member of three other Senate Standing Committees: Fisheries; Social Affairs, Science and Technology; and Transport and Communications.

She was the second wife of Frank Moores, the second premier of Newfoundland and Labrador after Confederation. Her father, George Johnson, was nominated as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba by Brian Mulroney.

Johnson has been chair of the Gimli film festival since its inception in 2000.

In 2000, she was awarded Iceland's Order of the Falcon.[1]


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