Senator Roméo Dallaire resigned last week after a nine-year career in the Senate. He plans to continue his work with humanitarian initiatives, though on a more international scope.
Mr. Dallaire, best known as the former commander of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, was appointed to the Senate in 2005 by Prime Minister Paul Martin. During his time as a senator, Mr. Dallaire served as Chair on the Subcommittee on Veteran Affairs, the Vice-chair on the Committee on National Security and Defence, and as a member on the Special Committee on Anti-Terrorism.
Good luck to Mr. Dallaire on his new plans and thank you for your service. You can listen to Mr. Dallaire’s farewell statement below.