Senator Forest-Niesing passes away from COVID-19

Ontario Senator Josée Forest-Niesing has passed away from complications from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forest-Niesing a relatively new comer to the Upper Chamber - being appointed in 2018 by Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau.

Senator George Furey the Speaker of the Senate announced via twitter the passing of his colleague, "It is with immense sadness that I learned of the passing of our friend and colleague, the Honourable Josée Forest-Niesing."

Furey went on to added that Forest-Niesing had a long career practicing law in her hometown of Sudbury Ontario.

"Senator Forest-Niesing contributed to her community as a member and chair of numerous boards of directors, and she will be remembered as an ardent and passionate defender of access to justice in both official languages."

Alberta Senator Paul Simons said in a tweet Saturday morning that Canada has lost a remarkable person, "Witty, graceful, a passionate champion of