Celebration of People Honorary Chair
The Honorable Jim Munson, Senator
Jim Munson is best known to Canadians as a trusted journalist and public affairs specialist. As a journalist he reported news for more than thirty years, most recently as a television corresponded for the CTV network. During those years he applied his knowledge, his skills and his wit as an acute observer of people and politics to write and deliver compelling television stories and reports from all parts of Canada and around the world for Canadian viewers.
Jim Munson was called to the Senate of Canada on December 10, 2003, to represent the province of Ontario. He is currently the Senate Opposition Whip and has previously served as Chair of Senate Liberal Caucus.
Senator Munson, in addition to his duties in the Senate, is actively involved with Special Olympics Canada, S.O.S Children’s Villages Canada and many groups promoting autism awareness.
Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Jim Munson and his wife Ginette reside in Ottawa. They have two sons.