Deputy Leader

Yonah Martin

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

First Korean-Canadian parliamentarian in Canadian history

  • Born in Seoul, South Korea, Senator Yonah Martin moved to Burnaby, British Columbia in 1972. She spent 21 years as an educator prior to her appointment to the Senate.
  • Senator Martin is the deputy leader of the opposition in the Senate, having previously served as the deputy leader of the government in the Senate from 2013 to 2015. She also served as the deputy whip of the government in the Senate from 2011 to 2013.

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