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November 8, 2017
Seniors’ Advocate Appointed

The Honourable Perry Trimper, Speaker of the House of Assembly, today announced the appointment of Dr. Suzanne Brake as the Seniors’ Advocate, effective immediately.

The Seniors’ Advocate Act was passed by the House of Assembly on December 14, 2016, and came into effect upon proclamation by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on July 5, 2017.

“The Office of the Seniors' Advocate will work with seniors and other key stakeholders to identify, review, and analyze systemic issues; make independent recommendations; and promote awareness to the general public. Dr. Brake’s experience in work focused on seniors issues will be a valuable asset to the office, and I wish her well as she assumes her new role.”Honourable Perry Trimper, Speaker of the House of Assembly

The appointment was confirmed by resolution of the House of Assembly on November 7, 2017, as per Section 4 of the Seniors’ Advocate Act.

The newly established Office of the Seniors’ Advocate is located in the Sir Brian Dunfield Building, 3rd Floor, 2 Canada Drive, St. John’s. They can be reached at 709-729-6603.

Source: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador