Pamela Wallin

Born Apr 10, 1953

Pamela Wallin, OC, SOM is a Canadian former television journalist and diplomat. On January 2, 2009, she was appointed to the Canadian Senate, where she sits as a Conservative.

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1953 Birth Born on April 10, 1953.


1973 20 Years Old Wallin was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan, and is of Swedish descent. Wallin spent much of her formative years in Wadena but completed her high school in Moose Jaw. In 1973, she graduated with a degree in psychology and political science from the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus (now the University of Regina) and began her career as an officer at the Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary. … Read More
1974 21 Years Old In 1974, she began her career in journalism, joining CBC Radio's news division.
1978 25 Years Old In 1978, she joined the Ottawa bureau of the Toronto Star where she remained for two years.
1980 27 Years Old In 1980 she joined CTV and became cohost, with Norm Perry, of Canada AM.


1985 32 Years Old In 1985, CTV named her its Ottawa bureau chief. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old In 1992, CBC Television hired Wallin in a highly publicized move. … Read More


1994 41 Years Old The show fared poorly in the ratings and by 1994 had returned to its old format and time slot, with Mansbridge reading the news, followed by Wallin hosting a magazine segment which eventually took on the name The National Magazine.
In April 1995, Wallin was dropped as host of The Magazine, and was succeeded in June by Hana Gartner.
1999 46 Years Old …  In 1999, she was inducted into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, and in 2007 was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. … Read More
2000 47 Years Old In 2000, Wallin hosted the Canadian edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? … Read More
2001 48 Years Old In 2001, Wallin, along with then-Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley, was one of the organizers of the "Canada Loves New York" rally for Canadians to show their support after the September 11 attacks (Manley ran in the New York City Marathon in 2001, a contributing factor to organize the rally).
2002 49 Years Old On June 25, 2002, Wallin's television career came to an end when Prime Minister Jean Chrétien advised Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to appoint Wallin to a four-year term as Canada's consul general in New York City, her first diplomatic posting.


2003 - 2005 2 More Events
2006 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, she became a senior advisor to the president of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York.
2007 54 Years Old From 2007 to 2011 she served on the board of Oilsands Quest, Inc. and has also served on the board of Gluskin Sheff & Associates, Inc., an investment and wealth management firm and as a member of the advisory board of BMO Harris Bank.
2009 56 Years Old On January 2, 2009, Wallin was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. … Read More


In 2013, as a result of the Senate expense claims scandal she was embroiled in, Wallin resigned from all three paid positions she held outside of the Senate: as a director of Gluskin Sheff & Associates, a wealth management firm, in May 2013, the board of Porter Airlines in June 2013 after having been on the board since 2008, and the board of the Ideas Council.
2016 63 Years Old In 2016, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that charges will not be laid against Wallin over her expenses.
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