Julie Miville-Dechêne was appointed to the Senate in June 2018 after a successful career in the public service sector. She spent 25 years working as a reporter and foreign correspondent for Radio-Canada. In 2007, she became the first female ombudsperson of Radio-Canada. In 2011, she was named chair of the Quebec government’s Conseil du statut de la femme. Since her appointment, Miville-Dechêne has introduced two Senate public bills: Bill S-211, a bill against forced labour and child labour in supply chains; and Bill S-210 that would protect minors from exposure to online pornography. She is also vice-chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications and co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.