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Mary Robinson appointed to the Senate of Canada

January 23, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada

Jan. 23, 2024 – Mary Robinson, past president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), has been appointed to the Senate of Canada.

Robinson made history as the first female president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, a position she held from 2019 to 2023.

Prior to her role at CFA, she served as the first female chair at the Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council, held the presidency of the PEI Federation of Agriculture from 2015 to 2017, and joined the Board of Directors of the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO) in 2020. Robinson was elected vice-president of the World Farmers Organization in May 2023. Currently, she holds positions on the UPEI Board of Governors and the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity Board of Directors.


Hailing from Prince Edward Island, Mary Robinson is a managing partner of a 6th generation family farm operation, Eric C. Robinson Inc. and its sister company Island Lime and serves on the boards of associated companies PEI Agromart and Mid-Isle Farms.

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