Noel Kinsella Death – Noel Kinsella, PC CD, a Canadian politician and Speaker of the Senate of Canada from 2006 to 2014 has passed away. Noel Kinsella, a native of Saint John, New Brunswick was announced dead today, Wednesday, the 6th of December 2023. He died at the age of 84. No cause of death was reported for Noel Kinsella.
Our Conservative family has suffered a loss with the passing of the Honourable Noël Kinsella.
His quick wit, measured intellect, and commitment to public service garnered Senator Kinsella a reputation worthy of admiration.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. https://t.co/e8X8Cgpwf8
— Conservative Party (@CPC_HQ) December 6, 2023
Noel Kinsella Early Life & Education
Kinsella was born in Saint John, New Brunswick.
He attended University College in Dublin, Ireland, for his undergraduate degree, where he earned a BA in psychology. The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas Angelicum in Rome was also his academic home; he earned a doctorate and a doctor of law in 1965.
His dissertation, “Toward a Theory of Personality Development: A Study of the Works of Erik H. Erikson,” demonstrated his deep knowledge of the subject and was submitted for his doctorate.
He continued his education at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, where he earned both an S.T.L. and an S.T.D., furthering his commitment to learning. After a devoted 41 years of service, he is now a member of the Board of Governors and a former professor at St. Thomas University. Among his many distinguished contributions was his time spent chairing the Atlantic Human Rights Centre.
Noel Kinsella Career
On September 12, 1990, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appointed Kinsella to the Senate of Canada as a New Brunswick senator. In 2004, he joined the Conservative Senator group, joining the majority of the Tory caucus.
Kinsella was the Opposition Whip from 1994 to 1999 and Senate Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 1999 until October 1, 2004. He then became the Senate Opposition Leader. After Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s proposal to the Governor General, he became Senate Speaker on February 8, 2006.
Kinsella spoke French in parliament. On November 26, 2014, he resigned as Speaker in advance of his obligatory Senate retirement two days later aged 75. Kinsella is a Red Tory who supported Peter MacKay’s 2003 Progressive Conservative Party leadership run.
Honours and awards
Kinsella became a Royal Canadian Navy honorary captain in December 2008. He was a Sovereign Military Order of Malta knight. Kinsella became a Canadian Queen’s Privy Council member on February 23, 2015. This grants him lifelong use of “The Honourable” and “PC”.
An obituary is not available at this time for Noel Kinsella.
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