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Saskatchewan senator Raynell Andreychuk retires

After 26 years in the senate, A. Raynell Andreychuk is calling it a career.
After 26 years in the senate, A. Raynell Andreychuk is calling it a career. Files / Global News

After 26 years in the senate, A. Raynell Andreychuk is calling it a career.

The Saskatoon-born lawyer, judge, diplomat and conservative senator dedicated her career to human rights issues and community service.

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She was called to the senate in 1993 and became the first female senator to represent Saskatchewan.

Andreychuk graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor of arts and a law degree.

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She was appointed as a judge to the Saskatchewan provincial court in 1976 and established the first family court in Regina.

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Andreychuk will retire on Aug. 14, which is her 75th birthday.

Canadian senators are required to retire at 75.