Renée Dupuis

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Renée Dupuis
Senator for The Laurentides, Quebec
Assumed office
November 10, 2016
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Preceded byMichel Rivard
Personal details
BornJanuary 17, 1949
Political partyIndependent Senators Group

Renée Dupuis (born January 17, 1949) is a Canadian lawyer and an independent member of the Senate of Canada. Dupuis specialized in Canadian administrative law, Human rights law, and Canadian Indigenous law. She was chosen for appointment to the Senate on November 2, 2016, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.[1]

Dupuis has been a legal advisor and consultant for First Nations organizations in negotiating tripartite comprehensive claims and in constitutional negotiations. She chaired the Indian Specific Claims Commission, a federal commission of inquiry, and the Barreau du Québec's committee on the rights of Aboriginal peoples.[2]

She was appointed the vice-president of the Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights of Quebec in 2011, was a member of the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel and served as a commissioner with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.[2]

In 2001, she won the Governor General’s Award for French-language non-fiction in 2001 for her book “Justice for Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.”[3]


  1. ^ "Justin Trudeau names 6 new senators from Quebec". CBC News. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
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  3. ^ "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appoints six new senators for Quebec". The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Press. Retrieved November 2, 2016.

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