For over 50 years, the late Senator Marisa Ferretti Barth has dedicated herself to the well-being of fellow citizens, in particular seniors from the Italian-Québecois community and other cultural communities in Greater Montreal.

In 1997, she was the first Italian-born woman to be appointed to the Senate of Canada, where she actively participated in various committees, including for human rights, social affairs and finance. In May 2003, she served as president of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association.

Marisa Ferretti Barth