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P.E.I. native re-appointed to Senate protocol position

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau speaks with the Usher of the Black Rod Greg Peters, a former Prince Edward Islander, as they wait for the arrival of the Governor General David Johnston for the speech from the throne in the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday December 4, 2015.
Usher of the Black Rod Greg Peters speaks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau in this December 2015 file photo.

Souris West native Greg Peters is sticking around the Senate after his recent re-appointment as the Usher of the Black Rod.

The governor-in-council first appointed Peters in 2013 to serve as the 17th Usher of the Black Rod for a five-year term.

He was re-appointed effective Oct. 1.

Peters is a 32-year veteran of the RCMP and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals, and is a member of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Usher of the Black Rod is the most senior protocol officer in Parliament.

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