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About Senator Frum




The Honourable Linda Frum is an accomplished writer and journalist. She is a former contributing editor to Maclean’s and was a columnist with the National Post from 1998-2002 and again from 2006-2007. As a writer for the National Post she interviewed many notable world figures, politicians and thinkers. She has authored two books, Linda Frum’s Guide to Canadian Universities and Barbara Frum: A Daughter’s Memoir.  Both books were Canadian bestsellers.   She is also a Gemini-Award winning documentarian.

 

In 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Linda to the Senate to represent the Province of Ontario. She currently sits as a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal & Constitutional Affairs; Energy, The Environment and Natural Resources; as well as Conflict of Interest for Senators. 

 

In 2012, Minister Jason Kenney appointed Senator Frum Co-Chair of the Advisory Council for the 2013 Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research.  Additionally, in 2013, Minister Rona Ambrose appointed Senator Frum to sit as a member of an advisory council of industry leaders to effectively promote the participation of women on corporate boards across Canada.

 

Senator Frum is an active member of the Toronto community. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital and is a former vice chair of the board of Upper Canada College. She is an honorary patron of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.  In 2006, she was chair of the Women’s Division of the United Jewish Appeal. She is a past board member of the Canada Israel Committee, the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation, and the Ontario Arts Council. She is a recipient of the Golda Meir Leadership Award from the State of Israel bonds.  And in 2010, Yeshiva University awarded her a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.  She is the proud mother and step-mother to five children. 


Together with her husband, Howard Sokolowski, Senator Frum was proud to serve as co-chair of the 2013 Toronto Negev Dinner which paid tribute to Prime Minister Harper. The dinner achieved records for both attendance and fundraising. Over 4,000 people attended and $5.7m was raised for the Stephen J. Harper Bird Sanctuary Visitor and Education Centre in Hula Valley, Israel.