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Yukoner Bailey Muir-Cressman joins Senate Page Program for 2016-2017 year

IMG_6488.JPGIMG_6488.JPG13 October 2016, Ottawa - Senator Dan Lang and Usher of the Black Rod, J. Greg Peters welcome Yukoner, Bailey Muir-Cressman, to the Senate of Canada as part of the Senate Page Program.

“We are very pleased to have Bailey participate in the Senate Page Program and represent Yukon,” said Dan Lang, Senator. “This is a valuable educational opportunity which enables full-time undergraduate students to gain a unique insight and understanding of the legislative process, while earning a reasonable salary on Parliament Hill.”

Bailey is the first page from Yukon in more than a decade.

Bailey grew up in Fort Simpson, NWT and moved with his parents to Whitehorse in 2007. He graduated from F.H. Collins Secondary School in June and commenced his university studies at Carleton University in Ottawa in September of this year.

“I am also pleased to be a Senate Page representing Yukon,” said Bailey Muir-Cressman. “I am excited to be part of this program, and so far, it has been a great experience as I have gotten to know colleagues from across Canada, while learning firsthand about the work of the Senate.”

“The Senate Page Program is a fantastic experience and we invite students from Canada’s Northern Territories to apply,” said Mr. J. Greg Peters, Usher of the Black Rod.

“I strongly encourage parents and students to consider the Page Programs on Parliament Hill for either the Senate or the House of Commons, and apply before the December 2016 deadline,” added Lang.

Senate Pages are responsible for a wide variety to tasks in the Chamber and at Committee meetings when the Senate is sitting. In the Senate, Pages also assist with special events and in the management of their program, under the leadership of the Usher of the Black Rod. Both House of Commons and Senate programs offer a one-year contract with remuneration and cover travel costs to and from the Nation Capital Region. The Senate Page Program offers the possibility of renewing a contract for a second year, and third year for two positions: Chief Page and Deputy Chief Page.

Potential candidates must submit their applications in early December 2016 for both programs. Further information on the program and application process can be found on the Senate Page Program or the House of Commons Page Program websites.



For more information, contact:
Office of Senator Daniel Lang (Yukon)