Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that he has appointed seven new senators. One of the new appointees is Canola Council of Canada President Joanne Buth. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, buth has known since December that she would be appointed.
Joanne Buth is a very respected individual in the agricultural community. As the head of the Canola Council she has a lot of practical experience in global trade. I am sure that the agricultural; community will look at this appointment as very positively. Whether you agree with an appointed senate or not, Joanne Buth is well deserving to represent Canadians in Ottawa.