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Senator Manuelle Oudar Joins the Independent Senators Group


OTTAWA, May 2, 2024 – Quebec Senator Manuelle Oudar announced today her membership to the Independent Senators Group (ISG). With a distinguished career spanning three decades, Ms. Oudar has served as a highly regarded mediator and dedicated public servant. Her work has significantly improved labour standards and legislation within Quebec. Named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network, Senator Oudar has also received numerous accolades for her professional excellence, including the Grand diplômé award in 2024 from the Université Laval and the 2023 Prix Femmes de mérite by the Montréal Women’s Y Foundation.


“It’s an honour to be welcomed to the Independent Senators Group. Every group in the Senate is made up of highly qualified individuals, and I thank them all as well as their staff for their warm welcome and guidance since my arrival in the Upper Chamber. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues from the ISG and all groups to continue, in my new role as a senator, to be a voice for Quebec and to work on behalf of all Canadians from coast to coast.” – Independent Senator Manuelle Oudar


“Senator Oudar’s impressive experience in public governance and accomplishments in the public sector, demonstrated leadership abilities, and knowledge of corporate administration qualify her as an invaluable addition to the Independent Senators Group. Her comprehension of Quebec’s legislative landscape will broaden the scope of our considerations both inside and outside of the Upper Chamber and contribute greatly to the group’s commitment to diversity of thought as we work to effectively represent the interests of all Canadians.” – Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain, ISG Facilitator


Senator Oudar was nominated to the Senate on February 13, 2024, through the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments. Her addition to the Independent Senators Group brings the total membership to 42. 




Dedicated to serving Canadians and democracy, the Independent Senators Group (ISG) provides informed and non-partisan sober second thought to legislation and contemporary issues our country is facing. Founded in 2016, the ISG has led the transition to a more independent and less partisan Senate, reflecting the needs and views of a diverse and modern Canada. 


For more information please contact:

Jonathan Bishop

Chief of Staff

Independent Senators Group


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