Senators

Senators bring voices of reason and conscience to Parliament Hill.

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 plays an essential role in Canada’s parliamentary democracy.

SENATE HOUSE OFFICERS

Speaker

Furey, George J.

Non-affiliated - Newfoundland and Labrador 

Speaker pro tempore

Eaton, Nicole

C - Ontario 

GOVERNMENT

Government Representative in the Senate

Harder, Peter, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Ontario (Ottawa)

Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative

Bellemare, Diane

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Alma)

Government Liaison

Mitchell, Grant

Non-affiliated - Alberta 

OPPOSITION

Leader of the Opposition

Carignan, Claude, P.C.

C - Quebec (Mille Isles)

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Martin, Yonah

C - British Columbia 

Opposition Whip

Plett, Donald Neil

C - Manitoba (Landmark)

SENATE LIBERALS

Senate Liberal Leader

Day, Joseph A.

Lib. - New Brunswick (Saint John-Kennebecasis)

Deputy Leader of the Senate Liberals

Hubley, Elizabeth

Lib. - Prince Edward Island 

Whip of the Senate Liberals

Downe, Percy E.

Lib. - Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

CURRENT SENATORS

Andreychuk, Raynell

Andreychuk, Raynell

C - Saskatchewan

Ataullahjan, Salma

Ataullahjan, Salma

C - Ontario (Toronto)

Baker, George, P.C.

Baker, George, P.C.

Lib. - Newfoundland and Labrador

Batters, Denise

Batters, Denise

C - Saskatchewan

Bellemare, Diane

Bellemare, Diane

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Alma)

Bernard, Wanda Elaine Thomas

Bernard, Wanda Elaine Thomas

Non-affiliated - Nova Scotia (East Preston)

Beyak, Lynn

Beyak, Lynn

C - Ontario

Black, Douglas

Black, Douglas

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Alberta

Boisvenu, Pierre-Hugues

Boisvenu, Pierre-Hugues

C - Quebec (La Salle)

Boniface, Gwen

Boniface, Gwen

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

Bovey, Patricia E.

Bovey, Patricia E.

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Manitoba

Brazeau, Patrick

Brazeau, Patrick

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (Repentigny)

Campbell, Larry W.

Campbell, Larry W.

Non-affiliated (ISG) - British Columbia

Carignan, Claude, P.C.

Carignan, Claude, P.C.

C - Quebec (Mille Isles)

Christmas, Dan

Christmas, Dan

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Nova Scotia

Cools, Anne C.

Cools, Anne C.

Non-affiliated - Ontario (Toronto Centre-York)

Cordy, Jane

Cordy, Jane

Lib. - Nova Scotia

Cormier, René

Cormier, René

Non-affiliated (ISG) - New Brunswick

Dagenais, Jean-Guy

Dagenais, Jean-Guy

C - Quebec (Victoria)

Dawson, Dennis

Dawson, Dennis

Lib. - Quebec (Lauzon)

Day, Joseph A.

Day, Joseph A.

Lib. - New Brunswick (Saint John-Kennebecasis)

Dean, Tony

Dean, Tony

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

Demers, Jacques

Demers, Jacques

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (Rigaud)

Downe, Percy E.

Downe, Percy E.

Lib. - Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

Doyle, Norman E.

Doyle, Norman E.

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Duffy, Michael

Duffy, Michael

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Prince Edward Island (Cavendish)

Dupuis, Renée

Dupuis, Renée

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (The Laurentides)

Dyck, Lillian Eva

Dyck, Lillian Eva

Lib. - Saskatchewan

Eaton, Nicole

Eaton, Nicole

C - Ontario

Eggleton, Art, P.C.

Eggleton, Art, P.C.

Lib. - Ontario (Toronto)

Forest, Éric

Forest, Éric

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (Gulf)

Fraser, Joan

Fraser, Joan

Lib. - Quebec (De Lorimier)

Frum, Linda

Frum, Linda

C - Ontario

Furey, George J.

Furey, George J.

Non-affiliated - Newfoundland and Labrador

Gagné, Raymonde

Gagné, Raymonde

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Manitoba

Galvez, Rosa

Galvez, Rosa

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (Bedford)

Gold, Marc

Gold, Marc

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (Stadacona)

Greene, Stephen

Greene, Stephen

C - Nova Scotia (Halifax - The Citadel)

Griffin, Diane F.

Griffin, Diane F.

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Prince Edward Island

Harder, Peter, P.C.

Harder, Peter, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Ontario (Ottawa)

Hartling, Nancy J.

Hartling, Nancy J.

Non-affiliated (ISG) - New Brunswick

Housakos, Leo

Housakos, Leo

C - Quebec (Wellington)

Hubley, Elizabeth

Hubley, Elizabeth

Lib. - Prince Edward Island

Jaffer, Mobina S.B.

Jaffer, Mobina S.B.

Lib. - British Columbia

Joyal, Serge, P.C.

Joyal, Serge, P.C.

Lib. - Quebec (Kennebec)

Kenny, Colin

Kenny, Colin

Lib. - Ontario (Rideau)

Lankin, Frances, P.C.

Lankin, Frances, P.C.

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

MacDonald, Michael L.

MacDonald, Michael L.

C - Nova Scotia (Cape Breton)

Maltais, Ghislain

Maltais, Ghislain

C - Quebec (Shawinegan)

Manning, Fabian

Manning, Fabian

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Marshall, Elizabeth (Beth)

Marshall, Elizabeth (Beth)

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Martin, Yonah

Martin, Yonah

C - British Columbia

Marwah, Sabi

Marwah, Sabi

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

Massicotte, Paul J.

Massicotte, Paul J.

Lib. - Quebec (De Lanaudière)

McCoy, Elaine

McCoy, Elaine

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Alberta

McInnis, Tom

McInnis, Tom

C - Nova Scotia

McIntyre, Paul E.

McIntyre, Paul E.

C - New Brunswick

McPhedran, Marilou

McPhedran, Marilou

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Manitoba

Mégie, Marie-Françoise

Mégie, Marie-Françoise

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (Rougemont)

Mercer, Terry M.

Mercer, Terry M.

Lib. - Nova Scotia (Northend Halifax)

Merchant, Pana

Merchant, Pana

Lib. - Saskatchewan

Meredith, Don

Meredith, Don

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

Mitchell, Grant

Mitchell, Grant

Non-affiliated - Alberta

Mockler, Percy

Mockler, Percy

C - New Brunswick

Moncion, Lucie

Moncion, Lucie

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

Munson, Jim

Munson, Jim

Lib. - Ontario (Ottawa / Rideau Canal)

Neufeld, Richard

Neufeld, Richard

C - British Columbia

Ogilvie, Kelvin Kenneth

Ogilvie, Kelvin Kenneth

C - Nova Scotia (Annapolis Valley - Hants)

Oh, Victor

Oh, Victor

C - Ontario (Mississauga)

Omidvar, Ratna

Omidvar, Ratna

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

Pate, Kim

Pate, Kim

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

Petitclerc, Chantal

Petitclerc, Chantal

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (Grandville)

Plett, Donald Neil

Plett, Donald Neil

C - Manitoba (Landmark)

Poirier, Rose-May

Poirier, Rose-May

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

Pratte, André

Pratte, André

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (De Salaberry)

Raine, Nancy Greene

Raine, Nancy Greene

C - British Columbia (Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay)

Ringuette, Pierrette

Ringuette, Pierrette

Non-affiliated (ISG) - New Brunswick

Runciman, Bob

Runciman, Bob

C - Ontario (Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes)

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Quebec (De la Vallière)

Seidman, Judith

Seidman, Judith

C - Quebec (De la Durantaye)

Sibbeston, Nick G.

Sibbeston, Nick G.

Non-affiliated - Northwest Territories

Sinclair, Murray

Sinclair, Murray

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Manitoba

Smith, Larry W.

Smith, Larry W.

C - Quebec (Saurel)

Stewart Olsen, Carolyn

Stewart Olsen, Carolyn

C - New Brunswick

Tannas, Scott

Tannas, Scott

C - Alberta

Tardif, Claudette

Tardif, Claudette

Lib. - Alberta

Tkachuk, David

Tkachuk, David

C - Saskatchewan

Unger, Betty

Unger, Betty

C - Alberta

Verner, Josée, P.C.

Verner, Josée, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Montarville)

Wallin, Pamela

Wallin, Pamela

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Saskatchewan

Watt, Charlie

Watt, Charlie

Lib. - Quebec (Inkerman)

Wells, David M.

Wells, David M.

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Wetston, Howard

Wetston, Howard

Non-affiliated (ISG) - Ontario

White, Vernon

White, Vernon

C - Ontario

Woo, Yuen Pau

Woo, Yuen Pau

Non-affiliated (ISG) - British Columbia

STANDINGS IN THE SENATE

Conservative Party of Canada39
Non-affiliated (Independent Senators Group)34
Liberal Party of Canada19
Non-affiliated8
Vacant seats5Manitoba (1), New Brunswick (1), Nova Scotia (2), Ontario (1)
TOTAL105