Senators

Senators

Canada’s 105 senators are men and women of accomplishment and experience. They are business people and scientists, judges and teachers, athletes, community leaders and senior civil servants who use their lifetimes of expertise to ensure Parliament acts in the best interests of Canadians.

Senators come from diverse ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds; they use the wisdom gleaned from their own experiences to give minorities a strong voice in Parliament.

Free to speak their minds and act on their consciences, senators play an essential role in Canada’s parliamentary democracy.

Furey, George J.

Speaker

Furey, George J.

Non-affiliated - Newfoundland and Labrador

Eaton, Nicole

Speaker pro tempore

Eaton, Nicole

C - Ontario

GOVERNMENT

Harder, Peter, P.C.

Government Representative in the Senate

Harder, Peter, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Ontario (Ottawa)

Bellemare, Diane

Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative

Bellemare, Diane

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Alma)

Mitchell, Grant

Government Liaison

Mitchell, Grant

Non-affiliated - Alberta

OPPOSITION

Smith, Larry W.

Leader of the Opposition

Smith, Larry W.

C - Quebec (Saurel)

Martin, Yonah

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Martin, Yonah

C - British Columbia

Plett, Donald Neil

Opposition Whip

Plett, Donald Neil

C - Manitoba (Landmark)

SENATE LIBERALS

Day, Joseph A.

Senate Liberal Leader

Day, Joseph A.

Lib. - New Brunswick (Saint John-Kennebecasis)

Mercer, Terry M.

Deputy Leader of the Senate Liberals

Mercer, Terry M.

Lib. - Nova Scotia (Northend Halifax)

Downe, Percy E.

Whip of the Senate Liberals

Downe, Percy E.

Lib. - Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

INDEPENDENT SENATORS GROUP (ISG)

Woo, Yuen Pau

Facilitator

Woo, Yuen Pau

ISG - British Columbia

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

Deputy Facilitator

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

ISG - Quebec (De la Vallière)

Omidvar, Ratna

Scroll Manager

Omidvar, Ratna

ISG - Ontario

Campbell, Larry W.

Liaison

Campbell, Larry W.

ISG - British Columbia

CURRENT SENATORS

Andreychuk, A. Raynell

C - Saskatchewan

Ataullahjan, Salma

C - Ontario (Toronto)

Batters, Denise

C - Saskatchewan

Bellemare, Diane

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Alma)

Bernard, Wanda Elaine Thomas

ISG - Nova Scotia (East Preston)

Beyak, Lynn

C - Ontario

Black, Douglas

ISG - Alberta

Boisvenu, Pierre-Hugues

C - Quebec (La Salle)

Boniface, Gwen

ISG - Ontario

Bovey, Patricia E.

ISG - Manitoba

Brazeau, Patrick

ISG - Quebec (Repentigny)

Campbell, Larry W.

ISG - British Columbia

Carignan, Claude, P.C.

C - Quebec (Mille Isles)

Christmas, Dan

ISG - Nova Scotia

Cools, Anne C.

ISG - Ontario (Toronto Centre-York)

Cordy, Jane

Lib. - Nova Scotia

Cormier, René

ISG - New Brunswick

Dagenais, Jean-Guy

C - Quebec (Victoria)

Dawson, Dennis

Lib. - Quebec (Lauzon)

Day, Joseph A.

Lib. - New Brunswick (Saint John-Kennebecasis)

Dean, Tony

ISG - Ontario

Demers, Jacques

ISG - Quebec (Rigaud)

Downe, Percy E.

Lib. - Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

Doyle, Norman E.

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Duffy, Michael

ISG - Prince Edward Island (Cavendish)

Dupuis, Renée

ISG - Quebec (The Laurentides)

Dyck, Lillian Eva

Lib. - Saskatchewan

Eaton, Nicole

C - Ontario

Eggleton, Art, P.C.

Lib. - Ontario (Toronto)

Forest, Éric

ISG - Quebec (Gulf)

Fraser, Joan

Lib. - Quebec (De Lorimier)

Frum, Linda

C - Ontario

Furey, George J.

Non-affiliated - Newfoundland and Labrador

Gagné, Raymonde

ISG - Manitoba

Galvez, Rosa

ISG - Quebec (Bedford)

Gold, Marc

ISG - Quebec (Stadacona)

Greene, Stephen

ISG - Nova Scotia (Halifax - The Citadel)

Griffin, Diane F.

ISG - Prince Edward Island

Harder, Peter, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Ontario (Ottawa)

Hartling, Nancy J.

ISG - New Brunswick

Housakos, Leo

C - Quebec (Wellington)

Jaffer, Mobina S.B.

Lib. - British Columbia

Joyal, Serge, P.C.

Lib. - Quebec (Kennebec)

Kenny, Colin

Lib. - Ontario (Rideau)

Lankin, Frances, P.C.

ISG - Ontario

Lovelace Nicholas, Sandra M.

Lib. - New Brunswick

MacDonald, Michael L.

C - Nova Scotia (Cape Breton)

Maltais, Ghislain

C - Quebec (Shawinegan)

Manning, Fabian

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Marshall, Elizabeth

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Martin, Yonah

C - British Columbia

Marwah, Sabi

ISG - Ontario

Massicotte, Paul J.

ISG - Quebec (De Lanaudière)

McCoy, Elaine

ISG - Alberta

McInnis, Thomas J.

C - Nova Scotia

McIntyre, Paul E.

C - New Brunswick

McPhedran, Marilou

ISG - Manitoba

Mégie, Marie-Françoise

ISG - Quebec (Rougemont)

Mercer, Terry M.

Lib. - Nova Scotia (Northend Halifax)

Mitchell, Grant

Non-affiliated - Alberta

Mockler, Percy

C - New Brunswick

Moncion, Lucie

ISG - Ontario

Munson, Jim

Lib. - Ontario (Ottawa / Rideau Canal)

Neufeld, Richard

C - British Columbia

Ngo, Thanh Hai

C - Ontario

Oh, Victor

C - Ontario (Mississauga)

Omidvar, Ratna

ISG - Ontario

Pate, Kim

ISG - Ontario

Petitclerc, Chantal

ISG - Quebec (Grandville)

Plett, Donald Neil

C - Manitoba (Landmark)

Poirier, Rose-May

C - New Brunswick (Saint-Louis-de-Kent)

Pratte, André

ISG - Quebec (De Salaberry)

Raine, Nancy Greene

C - British Columbia (Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay)

Richards, David

ISG - New Brunswick

Ringuette, Pierrette

ISG - New Brunswick

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

ISG - Quebec (De la Vallière)

Seidman, Judith

C - Quebec (De la Durantaye)

Sibbeston, Nick G.

Non-affiliated - Northwest Territories

Sinclair, Murray

ISG - Manitoba

Smith, Larry W.

C - Quebec (Saurel)

Stewart Olsen, Carolyn

C - New Brunswick

Tannas, Scott

C - Alberta

Tardif, Claudette

Lib. - Alberta

Tkachuk, David

C - Saskatchewan

Unger, Betty

C - Alberta

Verner, Josée, P.C.

ISG - Quebec (Montarville)

Wallin, Pamela

ISG - Saskatchewan

Watt, Charlie

Lib. - Quebec (Inkerman)

Wells, David M.

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Wetston, Howard

ISG - Ontario

White, Vernon

C - Ontario

Woo, Yuen Pau

ISG - British Columbia

STANDINGS IN THE SENATE

Party
Number
Available
Independent Senators Group39
Conservative Party of Canada35
Liberal Party of Canada15
Non-affiliated5
Vacant seats11Manitoba (1), Newfoundland and Labrador (1), Nova Scotia (3), Ontario (3), Prince Edward Island (1), Saskatchewan (1), Yukon (1)
TOTAL105