Senators

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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.

Image Furey, George J.

Speaker

Furey, George J.

Non-affiliated - Newfoundland and Labrador

GOVERNMENT

Gold, Marc, P.C.

Government Representative in the Senate

Gold, Marc, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Stadacona)

Gagné, Raymonde

Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative in the Senate

Gagné, Raymonde

Non-affiliated - Manitoba

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti

Government Liaison in the Senate

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti

Non-affiliated - Alberta

OPPOSITION

Plett, Donald Neil

Leader of the Opposition

Plett, Donald Neil

C - Manitoba (Landmark)

Martin, Yonah

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Martin, Yonah

C - British Columbia

Seidman, Judith G.

Whip of the Opposition

Seidman, Judith G.

C - Quebec (De la Durantaye)

Poirier, Rose-May

Chair of the Conservative Caucus

Poirier, Rose-May

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

INDEPENDENT SENATORS GROUP (ISG)

Woo, Yuen Pau

Facilitator

Woo, Yuen Pau

ISG - British Columbia

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

Acting Facilitator

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

ISG - Quebec (De la Vallière)

Omidvar, Ratna

Liaison

Omidvar, Ratna

ISG - Ontario

Duncan, Pat

Chamber Coordinator

Duncan, Pat

ISG - Yukon

CANADIAN SENATORS GROUP (CSG)

Tannas, Scott

Interim Leader

Tannas, Scott

CSG - Alberta

Verner, Josée, P.C.

Interim Deputy Leader

Verner, Josée, P.C.

CSG - Quebec (Montarville)

Downe, Percy E.

Interim Liaison

Downe, Percy E.

CSG - Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

Black, Robert

Interim Chair

Black, Robert

CSG - Ontario

PROGRESSIVE SENATE GROUP (PSG)

Cordy, Jane

Leader

Cordy, Jane

PSG - Nova Scotia

Dawson, Dennis

Deputy Leader

Dawson, Dennis

PSG - Quebec (Lauzon)

Bovey, Patricia

Liaison

Bovey, Patricia

PSG - Manitoba

Mercer, Terry M.

Caucus Chair

Mercer, Terry M.

PSG - Nova Scotia (Northend Halifax)

CURRENT SENATORS

Anderson, Margaret Dawn

ISG - Northwest Territories

Ataullahjan, Salma

C - Ontario (Toronto)

Batters, Denise

C - Saskatchewan

Bellemare, Diane

ISG - Quebec (Alma)

Bernard, Wanda Elaine Thomas

PSG - Nova Scotia (East Preston)

Beyak, Lynn

Non-affiliated - Ontario

Black, Douglas

CSG - Alberta

Black, Robert

CSG - Ontario

Boehm, Peter M.

ISG - Ontario

Boisvenu, Pierre-Hugues

C - Quebec (La Salle)

Boniface, Gwen

ISG - Ontario

Bovey, Patricia

PSG - Manitoba

Boyer, Yvonne

ISG - Ontario

Brazeau, Patrick

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Repentigny)

Busson, Bev

ISG - British Columbia

Campbell, Larry W.

CSG - British Columbia

Carignan, Claude, P.C.

C - Quebec (Mille Isles)

Christmas, Dan

ISG - Nova Scotia

Cordy, Jane

PSG - Nova Scotia

Cormier, René

ISG - New Brunswick

Cotter, Brent

ISG - Saskatchewan

Coyle, Mary

ISG - Nova Scotia (Antigonish)

Dagenais, Jean-Guy

CSG - Quebec (Victoria)

Dalphond, Pierre J.

PSG - Quebec (De Lorimier)

Dasko, Donna

ISG - Ontario

Dawson, Dennis

PSG - Quebec (Lauzon)

Deacon, Colin

ISG - Nova Scotia

Deacon, Marty

ISG - Ontario (Waterloo Region)

Dean, Tony

ISG - Ontario

Downe, Percy E.

CSG - Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

Doyle, Norman E.

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Duffy, Michael

ISG - Prince Edward Island (Cavendish)

Duncan, Pat

ISG - Yukon

Dupuis, Renée

ISG - Quebec (The Laurentides)

Forest, Éric

ISG - Quebec (Gulf)

Francis, Brian

PSG - Prince Edward Island

Frum, Linda

C - Ontario

Furey, George J.

Non-affiliated - Newfoundland and Labrador

Gagné, Raymonde

Non-affiliated - Manitoba

Galvez, Rosa

ISG - Quebec (Bedford)

Gold, Marc, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Stadacona)

Greene, Stephen

CSG - Nova Scotia (Halifax - The Citadel)

Griffin, Diane F.

CSG - Prince Edward Island

Harder, Peter, P.C.

PSG - Ontario

Hartling, Nancy J.

ISG - New Brunswick

Housakos, Leo

C - Quebec (Wellington)

Jaffer, Mobina S.B.

ISG - British Columbia

Keating, Judith

ISG - New Brunswick

Klyne, Marty

PSG - Saskatchewan

Kutcher, Stan

ISG - Nova Scotia

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti

Non-affiliated - Alberta

Lankin, Frances, P.C.

ISG - Ontario

Loffreda, Tony

ISG - Quebec (Shawinegan)

Lovelace Nicholas, Sandra M.

PSG - New Brunswick

MacDonald, Michael L.

C - Nova Scotia (Cape Breton)

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)

McCallum, Mary Jane

ISG - Manitoba

McCoy, Elaine

CSG - Alberta

McPhedran, Marilou

ISG - Manitoba

Mégie, Marie-Françoise

ISG - Quebec (Rougemont)

Mercer, Terry M.

PSG - Nova Scotia (Northend Halifax)

Miville-Dechêne, Julie

ISG - Quebec (Inkerman)

Mockler, Percy

C - New Brunswick

Moncion, Lucie

ISG - Ontario

Moodie, Rosemary

ISG - Ontario

Munson, Jim

PSG - Ontario (Ottawa / Rideau Canal)

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)

Ravalia, Mohamed-Iqbal

ISG - Newfoundland and Labrador

Richards, David

CSG - New Brunswick

Ringuette, Pierrette

ISG - New Brunswick

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

ISG - Quebec (De la Vallière)

Seidman, Judith G.

C - Quebec (De la Durantaye)

Simons, Paula

ISG - Alberta

Sinclair, Murray

ISG - Manitoba

Smith, Larry W.

C - Quebec (Saurel)

Stewart Olsen, Carolyn

C - New Brunswick

Tannas, Scott

CSG - Alberta

Verner, Josée, P.C.

CSG - Quebec (Montarville)

Wallin, Pamela

CSG - Saskatchewan

Wells, David M.

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Wetston, Howard

ISG - Ontario

White, Vernon

CSG - Ontario

Woo, Yuen Pau

ISG - British Columbia

STANDINGS IN THE SENATE

Party
Number
Available
Independent Senators Group44
Conservative Party of Canada21
Canadian Senators Group13
Progressive Senate Group11
Non-affiliated6
Vacant seats10Alberta (1), British Columbia (1), New Brunswick (1), Nova Scotia (1), Ontario (1), Quebec (3), Saskatchewan (2)
TOTAL105