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Canada Has Appointed the First Filipino Descent Woman to The Senate

Canada has appointed Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler, an internationally known surgeon, an assistant professor, and the first woman surgeon to become president of the Canadian Medical Association as Manitoba’s representative in the Senate.

She is an extraordinary woman elected as a Senator due to her impressive achievements, such as volunteering to train surgeons in Africa, Raising awareness of the health impacts of climate change, and developing the CMA’s policy on equity and diversity. Osler has set a goal to deliver all citizens’ voices and opinions to this high level of government.

“I’m honoured and humbled to be selected by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Governor General to serve in the Senate of Canada.” F.Gigi Osler said, “Working in health policy in recent years has given me a glimpse on how to affect change at a time when we must all roll up our sleeves. My contributions to the Senate will provide a health perspective, with all of its determinants, and a voice for women and other historically underrepresented groups.”

Manitobans are looking forward to the changes and impacts F.Gigi Osler will have on the new decisions made by the federal government. “I am pleased to welcome Flordeliz Osler as Parliament’s newest independent senator,” said Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, in a statement.

Moreover, now that Canada’s health system is facing continuous challenges, Osler hopes that her medical background will help promote an approach to health policies.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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