Questions on Donald Oliver!

Answer the following questions of your choosing to learn more about Donald Olivier and how he impacted society!

Donald Oliver was the first black male to sit in the Senate and the second African-Canadian
appointed to the chamber. Donald Oliver is a Canadian lawyer and politician. Appointed by former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Oliver served in the Senate of Canada from 1990 until 2013. 


1) Was Donald Oliver the first African-Canadian to be appointed by the chamber?

2) Is Donald Oliver just a politician?

3) When did Donald Oliver serve in the Senate of Canada?


1) What is the role of a Canadian Senator? Is it important for the senate of Canada to reflect the diversity of Canada?

2) Define the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia. Why is it important for these two Orders to acknowledge Canadians and Nova Scotians of African descent?

3) Oliver was a lawyer and a Politian, explain how those two roles complement each other in society (What advantage does being a lawyer offer to a politician and vice-versa)