New Brunswick novelist David Adams Richards has been named to the Senate.
The appointment comes while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting the province making stops in Moncton and Miramichi.
A news release says Richards was chosen using the open merit-based process put in place by the Liberal government early last year.
Today, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of acclaimed writer David Adams Richards as a Senator for NB: https://t.co/jKy5Vgej3C
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 30, 2017
Trudeau says he's happy to put forward another exceptional candidate as a new Senator for the province of New Brunswick.
Adams Richards hails from Newscastle and found his calling at the age of 14 after reading Oliver Twist.