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Pierre de Bané

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1938
  • Age: 82
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Pierre De Bané, PC QC (August 2, 1938 – January 9, 2019) was a Canadian senator. He was the first Palestinian and the first person of Middle Eastern descent to be elected to the House of Commons of Canada in Matane and next Matapédia—Matane, and was a member of the Canadian Cabinet.

He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1968 general election, and served as a Member of Parliament for sixteen years.


Achievements and Awards

De Bané was active on numerous Senate committees, particularly those dealing with fisheries, foreign affairs, and legal affairs and was also active in public life on the issue of Palestinian refugees.


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