Trudeau Names David Adams Richards to the Upper Chamber

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:59 AM

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.

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.