The Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C.

Speaker of the Senate

News and Events

Senate recalled in anticipation of COVID-19 legislation May 12, 2020
Senate recalled in anticipation of COVID-19 measures April 29, 2020
Speaker extends adjournment of Senate in response to COVID-19 April 17, 2020
Speaker recalls Senate in anticipation of COVID-19 legislation April 9, 2020
Senate recalled in anticipation of COVID-19 legislation March 22, 2020
Senate of Canada extends adjournment in response to COVID-19 March 13, 2020
The Senate of Canada adopts preventative measures in response to COVID-19 March 12, 2020
‘Accept no limitation’: Black History Month in the Senate February 28, 2020
Order! Commonwealth speakers meet in Ottawa January 15, 2020
Commemorating the anniversary of Centre Block’s reconstruction July 11, 2019
Parliamentary diplomacy: How senators shaped public policy April 26, 2019
Senate Chamber launches video broadcasting March 14, 2019
Senators honour five Canadian veterans on Remembrance Day November 8, 2018
Closing remarks for the Address to Parliament by His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands October 25, 2018
Meet Canada’s newest senators 2018 October 22, 2018
Work-life balance tough in a 24-hour news cycle, but help is available for parliamentarians: Speaker Furey October 16, 2018
Untangling the mystery of Parliament Hill’s Green Man October 9, 2018
At a glance September 21, 2018
The Senate Mace: From historical weapon to symbol of monarchy August 28, 2018
At a glance July 27, 2018
Echoes of antiquity in the Senate Speaker’s chambers July 26, 2018
Uniforms of the Red Chamber July 5, 2018
Indigenous youth share their vision of a new relationship with Canada June 21, 2018
At a glance June 15, 2018
‘Not seeing the clock’ and other quirky Senate traditions May 16, 2018
Visit the hidden corners of Centre Block with the expanded Senate Virtual Tour May 3, 2018
Senators show solidarity with Humboldt hockey victims April 13, 2018
Appointment of a new Parliamentary Poet Laureate January 24, 2018
Speaker’s Parade: The formal start to Senate sittings January 19, 2018
Statement by the Speaker: Passing of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. November 16, 2017
Statement by the Speaker: Death of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. November 16, 2017
Eight senators remember a veteran who has inspired them November 9, 2017
Senate pages are sworn in November 8, 2017
Senate Chamber hosts historic Governor General’s installation ceremony October 4, 2017
Senate throne takes centre stage for Governor General’s swearing-in October 2, 2017
Remarks on the occasion of the farewell reception for Canada’s 28th Governor General September 28, 2017
Speaker Furey welcomes Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Choirs to the Senate June 29, 2017
Showing the path forward — youth leaders indigenize the Senate June 21, 2017
Past, present, future — Senate Symposium puts Canada 150 in context June 12, 2017
‘No higher honour’: Portrait of former Speaker Senator Housakos unveiled June 9, 2017
Paying tribute to public lives and public service June 5, 2017
Celebrating 75 years of Canada-Norway diplomatic relations June 1, 2017
Children For Peace on Parliament Hill May 15, 2017
Speaker Furey commemorates the Battle of the Atlantic May 7, 2017
Chamber music — senators host an evening on the healing power of song May 2, 2017
Speaker Furey represents Senate as Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary citizen April 18, 2017
Closing remarks for the Address to Parliament by Ms. Malala Yousafzai April 12, 2017
Senate pages begin new chapter April 7, 2017
Senate Social: An evening of meeting and tweeting March 1, 2017
Honouring the Life and Legacy of Lincoln Alexander February 8, 2017
Remembrance at the Senate November 10, 2016
Talking Education in the Red Chamber November 8, 2016
Speech at the 19th Annual Ceremony of Remembrance November 3, 2016
Welcoming remarks to participants of the Teachers’ Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy November 1, 2016
Senators Take a Day to Honour the Navy and Coast Guard October 27, 2016
Visit of the Honourable Tom Osborne, Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly October 18, 2016
Opening remarks for Rolling Rampage on Parliament Hill October 6, 2016
Welcoming remarks for Cuba Cultural Night on the Hill October 3, 2016
Speech on the occasion of South Korea’s National Day and Armed Forces Day September 29, 2016
Indigenous Youth Leaders on the Hill July 13, 2016
A century of mourning: Honouring the Newfoundland Regiment July 1, 2016
Closing remarks for the Address to Parliament by the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America June 29, 2016
Senator Jaffer welcomes youth from Ottawa’s Bangladesh Muslim Community June 21, 2016
Youth Leaders in the Senate June 10, 2016
American Students on the Hill May 31, 2016
Forum for Young Canadians May 27, 2016
Ukrainian parliamentary interns inspired by Senate Speaker May 16, 2016
Speech at the Unveiling of the Official Portrait of the Right Honourable Paul Martin May 11, 2016
Speaker Nolin Portrait Unveiled May 10, 2016
Welcoming remarks for the Senate celebration of Asian Heritage Month May 3, 2016
Senate Honours Canadian Cooperation in Haiti April 25, 2016
Statement by the Speaker on the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada April 21, 2016
Senate Speaker welcomes Nobel Prize-winning physicist March 14, 2016
Why Parliamentary Diplomacy Matters February 28, 2016
Appointment of a new Parliamentary Poet Laureate January 5, 2016