Peter Harder (politician)
V. Peter Harder Canadian former senior civil servant who was named to the Senate of Canada to represent Ontario on March 23, 2016, after the Prime Minister had announced his intention to recommend his appointment on March 18, 2016. He serves as Representative of the Government in the Senate.(born August 25, 1952) is a
|Senator from Ontario|
|Assumed office |
March 23, 2016
|Nominated by||Justin Trudeau|
|Appointed by||David Johnston|
|Representative of the Government in the Senate|
March 23, 2016 – December 31, 2019
|Preceded by||Claude Carignan (as Leader of the Government in the Senate)|
|Succeeded by||To be determined|
|Born||August 25, 1952|
A longtime senior bureaucrat in the Canadian civil service, he was deputy minister to the Minister of Foreign Affairs when he retired from the civil service in 2007. He later became senior policy advisor for Denton's, a Canadian law firm, and had a key role on Justin Trudeau's transition team following the 2015 election. On November 29, 2019, the Prime Minister's office announced that Senator Harder would be stepping down from his position as Representative of the Government in the Senate effective December 31, 2019. Senator Grant Mitchell is also to retire as Government Liaison in the Senate, but will remain until a replacement to Harder is named in "due course."
|2000||Prime Minister’s Outstanding Achievement Award|
|2002||Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal|
|2012||Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal|
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