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Michael Penney

Deputy Director, Parliamentary Affairs & Issues Management, Office of the Government Representative in the Senate


Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Michael is currently working as a Parliamentary Affairs Advisor to Senator Peter Harder, the Government Representative in the Senate. He also worked as a Parliamentary Assistant for MP Scott Simms while finishing the Political Management program. While completing his undergraduate degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Michael worked as a Research Assistant under Dr. Alex Marland and completed his thesis under Dr. Marland’s supervision.

“The program enriched my understanding of governance and the importance of Canada’s political institutions, as well as enhancing important skill sets that made it easier for me as a staffer to navigate the political system.” – Michael Penney