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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 PC Progressive Conservative
Lib Liberal Party of Canada    

Political 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)

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Leader of the Opposition

Claude Carignan, P.C.
C — Mille Isles, Quebec

Photo of Senator Day

Senate Liberal Leader
Joseph A. Day
Lib — Saint John–
Kennebecasis,
New Brunswick

     
     

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

Diane Bellemare
Non-affiliated — Alma, Quebec

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Deputy Leader
of the Opposition

Yonah Martin
C — British Columbia

Photo of Senator Downe

Whip of the Senate Liberals

Percy E. Downe
Lib — Charlottetown,
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 — Landmark, Manitoba

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Senate Liberal Caucus Chair

Terry M. Mercer
Lib — Northend Halifax,
Nova Scotia

     
Photo of Senator Andreychuk
A. Raynell Andreychuk
C — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Ataullahjan
Salma Ataullahjan
C — Toronto, Ontario
Photo of Senator Baker
George Baker, P.C.
Lib — Newfoundland
and Labrador
Photo of Senator Batters
Denise Batters
C — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Beyak
Lynn Beyak
C — Ontario
Photo of Senator Black
Douglas Black
Non-affiliated — Alberta
Photo of Senator Boisvenu
Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
Non-affiliated — La Salle, Quebec
Photo of Senator Brazeau
Patrick Brazeau
Non-affiliated — Repentigny, Quebec
Photo of Senator Campbell
Larry W. Campbell
Non-affiliated — British Columbia
Photo of Senator Cools
Anne C. Cools
Non-affiliated — Toronto-Centre–York, Ontario
Photo of Senator Cordy
Jane Cordy
Lib — Nova Scotia

Photo of Senator Cowan
James S. Cowan
Lib — Nova Scotia

Photo of Senator Dagenais
Jean-Guy Dagenais
C — Victoria, Quebec
Photo of Senator Dawson
Dennis Dawson
Lib — Lauzon, Quebec
Photo of Senator Demers
Jacques Demers
Non-affiliated — Rigaud, Quebec
Photo of Senator Doyle
Norman E. Doyle
C — Newfoundland
and Labrador
Photo of Senator Duffy
Michael Duffy
Non-affiliated — Cavendish,
Prince Edward Island
Photo of Senator Dyck
Lillian Eva Dyck
Lib — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Eggleton
Art Eggleton, P.C.
Lib — Ontario
Photo of Senator Enverga
Tobias C. Enverga Jr.
C — Ontario

Photo of Senator Fraser
Joan Fraser
Lib — De Lorimier, Quebec

Photo of Senator Frum
Linda Frum
C — Ontario
Photo of Senator Gagné
Raymonde Gagné
Non-affiliated — Manitoba
Photo of Senator Greene
Stephen Greene
C — Halifax–The Citadel,
Nova Scotia
Photo of Senator Housakos
Leo Housakos
C — Wellington, Quebec
Photo of Senator Hubley
Elizabeth Hubley
Lib — Prince Edward Island
Photo of Senator Jaffer
Mobina S. B. Jaffer
Lib — British Columbia
Photo of Senator Johnson
Janis G. Johnson
C — Manitoba
Photo of Senator Joyal
Serge Joyal, P.C.
Lib — Kennebec, Quebec
Photo of Senator Kenny
Colin Kenny
Lib — Rideau, Ontario
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 — Cape Breton,
Nova Scotia
Photo of Senator Maltais
Ghislain Maltais
C — Shawinegan, Quebec
Photo of Senator Manning
Fabian Manning
C — Newfoundland
and Labrador
Photo of Senator Marshall
Elizabeth Marshall

C — Newfoundland and Labrador
Photo of Senator Massicotte
Paul J. Massicotte
Lib — De Lanaudière,
Quebec
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 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 Moore
Wilfred P. Moore
Lib — Stanhope St. /
South Shore, Nova Scotia

Photo of Senator Munson
Jim Munson
Lib — Ottawa / Rideau Canal, Ontario

Photo of Senator Nancy Ruth
Nancy Ruth
C — Cluny, Ontario
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 — Annapolis Valley–Hants, Nova Scotia
Photo of Senator Oh
Victor Oh
C — Mississauga
Photo of Senator Omidvar
Ratna Omidvar
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 — Saint-Louis-de-Kent,
New Brunswick
Photo of Senator Pratte
André Pratte
Non-affiliated — Quebec (De Salaberry)
Photo of Senator Greene Raine
Nancy Greene Raine
C — Thompson–
Okanagan– Kootenay, British Columbia
Photo of Senator Ringuette
Pierrette Ringuette
Non-affiliated — New Brunswick
Photo of Senator Runciman
Bob Runciman
C — Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Ontario
Photo of Senator Seidman
Judith Seidman
C — De la Durantaye, Quebec
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 W. Smith
C — Saurel, Quebec
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 — Montarville, Quebec
Photo of Senator Wallace
John D. Wallace
Non-affiliated — Rothesay,
New Brunswick
Photo of Senator Wallin
Pamela Wallin
Non-affiliated — Saskatchewan
Photo of Senator Watt
Charlie Watt
Lib — Inkerman, Quebec
Photo of Senator Wells
David M. Wells
C — Newfoundland and Labrador
Photo of Senator White
Vernon White
C — Ontario
   

 

 

 

 

Standings in the Senate

Conservative Party 41
Non-affiliated 23
Liberal Party 21
Vacant seats 20
TOTAL 105
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