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Canada’s 105 senators come from all walks of life, and from every province and territory. They reflect our rich mix of geographical, religious, ethnic and linguistic communities, gender and age, interests and political perspectives, expertise and experience.

While some Senators choose to sit as members of an affiliated caucus, some choose not to do so. The Government caucus is comprised of senators affiliated with the governing party in the House of Commons. The Opposition caucus is comprised of the largest number of senators affiliated with a party other than the governing party in the House of Commons. (This means that the Official Opposition in the House of Commons and the Senate may be different parties.)

Senators are appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the advice of the Prime Minister according to geographical divisions set out by the Constitution Act, 1867. They must own property and live in the geographical division for which they are appointed. Although originally named for life, senators now serve until the age of 75.

Current senators

Abbreviations
C Conservative Party of Canada    
Lib Liberal Party of Canada    

Senate House Officers

Photo of Speaker Furey

Speaker of the Senate

George J. Furey
Non-affiliated — Newfoundland
and Labrador

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Speaker Pro Tempore

Nicole Eaton
C — Ontario

     
Government Opposition Senate Liberals
     

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Government Representative (Leader of the Government)
Peter Harder, P.C.
Non-affiliated — Ontario (Ottawa)

Photo of Senator Carignan
Leader of the Opposition
Claude Carignan, P.C.
C — Quebec (Mille Isles)

Photo of Senator Day
Senate Liberal Leader
Joseph A. Day
Lib — New Brunswick
(Saint John-Kennebecasis)

     
     

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Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative
(Deputy Leader of the Government)

Diane Bellemare
Non-affiliated — Quebec (Alma)

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Deputy Leader
of the Opposition

Yonah Martin
C — British Columbia

Photo of Senator Hubley
Deputy Leader
of the Senate Liberals

Elizabeth Hubley
Lib — Prince Edward Island

     
     

Photo of Senator Mitchell

Government Liaison (Government Whip)
Grant Mitchell
Non-affiliated — Alberta

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Opposition Whip
Donald Neil Plett
C — Manitoba (Landmark)

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Whip of the Senate Liberals
Percy E. Downe
Lib — Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

   

 

Photo of Senator Andreychuk
A. Raynell Andreychuk
C — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Ataullahjan
Salma Ataullahjan
C — Ontario (Toronto)
Photo of Senator Baker
George Baker, P.C.
Lib — Newfoundland
and Labrador
Photo of Senator Batters
Denise Batters
C — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Bernard
Wanda Thomas Bernard
Non-affiliated — Nova Scotia (East Preston)
Photo of Senator Beyak
Lynn Beyak
C — Ontario
Photo of Senator Black
Douglas Black
Non-affiliated — Alberta
Photo of Senator Boisvenu
Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
C — Quebec
(La Salle)
Photo of Senator Boniface
Gwen Boniface
Non-affiliated — Ontario
Photo of Senator Bovey
Patricia Bovey
Non-affiliated — Manitoba
Photo of Senator Brazeau
Patrick Brazeau
Non-affiliated — Quebec (Repentigny)
Photo of Senator Campbell
Larry W. Campbell
Non-affiliated —
British Columbia
Photo of Senator Christmas
Daniel Christmas
Non-affiliated — Nova Scotia
Photo of Senator Cools
Anne C. Cools
Non-affiliated — Ontario (Toronto Centre-York)
Photo of Senator Cordy
Jane Cordy
Lib — Nova Scotia
Photo of Senator Cormier
René Cormier
Non-affiliated —
New Brunswick
Photo of Senator Cowan
James S. Cowan
Lib — Nova Scotia
Photo of Senator Dagenais
Jean-Guy Dagenais
C — Quebec (Victoria)
Photo of Senator Dawson
Dennis Dawson
Lib — Quebec (Lauzon)

Photo of Senator Dean
Tony Dean
Non-affiliated — Ontario

Photo of Senator Demers
Jacques Demers
Non-affiliated — Quebec (Rigaud)
Photo of Senator Doyle
Norman E. Doyle
C — Newfoundland
and Labrador
Photo of Senator Duffy
Michael Duffy
Non-affiliated — Prince Edward Island (Cavendish)
Photo of Senator Dupuis
Renée Dupuis
Non-affiliated — Quebec
(The Laurentides)
Photo of Senator Dyck
Lillian Eva Dyck
Lib — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Eggleton
Art Eggleton, P.C.
Lib — Ontario (Toronto)
Photo of Senator Enverga
Tobias C. Enverga Jr.
C — Ontario
Photo of Senator Forest
Éric Forest
Non-affiliated — Quebec (Gulf)
Photo of Senator Fraser
Joan Fraser
Lib — Quebec (De Lorimier)
Photo of Senator Frum
Linda Frum
C — Ontario
Photo of Senator Gagné
Raymonde Gagné
Non-affiliated — Manitoba
Photo of Senator Galvez
Rosa Galvez
Non-affiliated — Quebec (Bedford)
Photo of Senator Gold
Marc Gold
Non-affiliated —
Stadacona, Quebec
Photo of Senator Greene
Stephen Greene
C — Nova Scotia
(Halifax - The Citadel)
Photo of Senator Griffin
Diane Griffin
Non-affiliated —
Prince Edward Island
Photo of Senator Hartling
Nancy Hartling
Non-affiliated —
New Brunswick
Photo of Senator Housakos
Leo Housakos
C — Quebec (Wellington)
Photo of Senator Jaffer
Mobina S. B. Jaffer
Lib — British Columbia
Photo of Senator Joyal
Serge Joyal, P.C.
Lib — Quebec (Kennebec)
Photo of Senator Kenny
Colin Kenny
Lib — Ontario (Rideau)

Photo of Senator Lang
Daniel Lang
C — Yukon

Photo of Senator Lankin
Frances Lankin, P.C.
Non-affiliated — Ontario
Photo of Senator Lovelace Nicholas
Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas
Lib — New Brunswick
Photo of Senator MacDonald
Michael L. MacDonald
C — Nova Scotia
(Cape Breton)
Photo of Senator Maltais
Ghislain Maltais
C — Quebec (Shawinegan)
Photo of Senator Manning
Fabian Manning
C — Newfoundland
and Labrador

Photo of Senator Marshall
Elizabeth Marshall

C — Newfoundland and Labrador
Photo of Senator Marwah
Sarabjit S. Marwah
Non-affiliated — Ontario
Photo of Senator Massicotte
Paul J. Massicotte
Lib — Quebec
(De Lanaudière)
Photo of Senator McCoy
Elaine McCoy
Non-affiliated — Alberta
Photo of Senator Johnson McInnis
Thomas Johnson McInnis
C — Nova Scotia
Photo of Senator McIntyre
Paul E. McIntyre, Q.C.
C — New Brunswick
Photo of Senator McPhedran
Marilou McPhedran
Non-affiliated — Manitoba
Photo of Senator Mégie
Marie-Françoise Mégie
Non-affiliated — Quebec (Rougemont)
Photo of Senator Mercer
Terry M. Mercer
Lib — Nova Scotia
(Northend Halifax)
Photo of Senator Merchant
Pana Merchant
Lib — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Meredith
Don Meredith
Non-affiliated — Ontario
Photo of Senator Mockler
Percy Mockler
C — New Brunswick

Photo of Senator Moncion
Lucie Moncion
Non-affiliated — Ontario

Photo of Senator Moore
Wilfred P. Moore
Lib — Nova Scotia (Stanhope St. / South Shore)
Photo of Senator Munson
Jim Munson
Lib — Ontario
(Ottawa / Rideau Canal)
Photo of Senator Nancy Ruth
Nancy Ruth
C — Ontario (Cluny)
Photo of Senator Neufeld
Richard Neufeld
C — British Columbia
Photo of Senator Ngo
Thanh Hai Ngo
C — Ontario
Photo of Senator Ogilvie
Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie
C — Nova Scotia
(Annapolis Valley - Hants)
Photo of Senator Oh
Victor Oh
C — Ontario (Mississauga)
Photo of Senator Omidvar
Ratna Omidvar
Non-affiliated — Ontario
Photo of Senator Pate
Kim Pate
Non-affiliated — Ontario
Photo of Senator Patterson
Dennis Glen Patterson
C — Nunavut

Photo of Senator Petitclerc
Chantal Petitclerc
Non-affiliated — Quebec (Grandville)

Photo of Senator Poirier
Rose-May Poirier
C — New Brunswick
(Saint-Louis-de-Kent)
Photo of Senator Pratte
André Pratte
Non-affiliated — Quebec
(De Salaberry)

Photo of Senator Greene Raine
Nancy Greene Raine
C — British Columbia (Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay)
Photo of Senator Ringuette
Pierrette Ringuette
Non-affiliated — New Brunswick
Photo of Senator Runciman
Bob Runciman
C — Ontario (Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes)
Photo of Senator Saint-Germain
Raymonde
Saint-Germain

Non-affiliated — Quebec
(De la Vallière)
Photo of Senator Seidman
Judith G. Seidman
C — Quebec
(De la Durantaye)
Photo of Senator Sibbeston
Nick G. Sibbeston
Non-affiliated — Northwest Territories
Photo of Senator Sinclair
Murray Sinclair
Non-affiliated — Manitoba
Photo of Senator Smith
Larry Smith
C — Quebec (Saurel)
Photo of Senator Stewart Olsen
Carolyn Stewart Olsen
C — New Brunswick
Photo of Senator Tannas
Scott Tannas
C — Alberta
Photo of Senator Tardif
Claudette Tardif
Lib — Alberta
Photo of Senator Tkachuk
David Tkachuk
C — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Unger
Betty E. Unger
C — Alberta
Photo of Senator Verner
Josée Verner, P.C.
C — Quebec (Montarville)
Photo of Senator Wallace
John D. Wallace
Non-affiliated —
New Brunswick (Rothesay)
Photo of Senator Wallin
Pamela Wallin
Non-affiliated — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Watt
Charlie Watt
Lib — Quebec (Inkerman)
Photo of Senator Wells
David M. Wells
C — Newfoundland
and Labrador
Photo of Senator Wetston
Howard Wetston
Non-affiliated — Ontario
Photo of Senator White
Vernon White
C — Ontario
Photo of Senator Woo
Yuen Pau Woo
Non-affiliated —
British Columbia
     

Standings in the Senate

Non-affiliated 42
Conservative Party 41
Liberal Party 21
Vacant seats 1
TOTAL 105
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