Since her appointment to the Senate in 2018, Senator Miville-Dechêne has introduced two Senate public bills : Bill S-203 that would require the implementation of age verification methods online to protect minors from exposure to online pornography; and Bill S-216 on modern slavery, a bill that would require more transparency from businesses on the use of forced labour and child labour in their supply chain.
She is also vice-chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, and have spoken on several societal issues, such as the journalism crisis, pornography, prostitution, and Senate reform and the related ethical issues.
Before being appointed to the Senate, Julie Miville-Dechêne had a long career in the public service sector where her talent as a skilled communicator shone through. Mrs. Miville-Dechêne was a longtime journalist and correspondent for the public network Radio-Canada (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/CBC) domestically and in the United States before becoming its ombudsman in 2007. In 2011, she was named chair of the Québec Council of the Status of Women, and in 2016 she became a diplomat for Québec; first as Québec representative in the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO, and then as an envoy for human rights and freedoms.