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Despite cancer and critics in her own party, Sen. Greene Raine aims for legislative podium as she approaches retirement

By Charelle Evelyn      

She looks to count the Child Health Protection Act among her successes in a storied career.

Senator Nancy Greene Raine, centre, former governor general David Johnston, centre left, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, centre right, and young people cross the finish line at Ski Day on the Hill in February 2017. Sen. Greene Raine has remained committed to the sport that propelled her to Olympic fame and hits the slopes at every available opportunity. Sgt. Johanie Maheu photograph courtesy of Rideau Hall
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In May, Nancy Greene Raine will retire from yet another high-profile career. But instead of Olympic medals, she’ll likely be hoisting her government-backed legislation that aims to stop the marketing of junk food to kids. Conservative Sen. Greene Raine (Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay, B.C.) will reach the Upper Chamber’s mandatory retirement age of 75 on May 11. And while she came back from an ankle injury that observers thought might stall her Olympic chances in 1968, 50 years later it’s a

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