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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

Image Eaton, Nicole

Speaker pro tempore

Eaton, Nicole

C - Ontario

GOVERNMENT

Image Harder, Peter, P.C.

Government Representative in the Senate

Harder, Peter, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Ontario (Ottawa)

Image Bellemare, Diane

Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative

Bellemare, Diane

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Alma)

Image Mitchell, Grant

Government Liaison

Mitchell, Grant

Non-affiliated - Alberta

OPPOSITION

Image Smith, Larry W.

Leader of the Opposition

Smith, Larry W.

C - Quebec (Saurel)

Image Martin, Yonah

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Martin, Yonah

C - British Columbia

Image Plett, Donald Neil

Opposition Whip

Plett, Donald Neil

C - Manitoba (Landmark)

SENATE LIBERALS

Image Day, Joseph A.

Senate Liberal Leader

Day, Joseph A.

Lib. - New Brunswick (Saint John-Kennebecasis)

Image Mercer, Terry M.

Deputy Leader of the Senate Liberals

Mercer, Terry M.

Lib. - Nova Scotia (Northend Halifax)

Image Downe, Percy E.

Whip/Liaison of the Senate Liberals

Downe, Percy E.

Lib. - Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

INDEPENDENT SENATORS GROUP (ISG)

Image Woo, Yuen Pau

Facilitator

Woo, Yuen Pau

ISG - British Columbia

Image Saint-Germain, Raymonde

Deputy Facilitator

Saint-Germain, Raymonde

ISG - Quebec (De la Vallière)

Image Omidvar, Ratna

Scroll Manager

Omidvar, Ratna

ISG - Ontario

Image Gold, Marc

Liaison

Gold, Marc

ISG - Quebec (Stadacona)

CURRENT SENATORS

Anderson, Margaret Dawn

ISG - Northwest Territories

Andreychuk, A. Raynell

C - Saskatchewan

Ataullahjan, Salma

C - Ontario (Toronto)

Batters, Denise

C - Saskatchewan

Bellemare, Diane

Non-affiliated - Quebec (Alma)

Bernard, Wanda Elaine Thomas

ISG - Nova Scotia (East Preston)

Beyak, Lynn

Non-affiliated - Ontario

Black, Douglas

ISG - Alberta

Black, Robert

ISG - Ontario

Boehm, Peter M.

ISG - Ontario

Boisvenu, Pierre-Hugues

C - Quebec (La Salle)

Boniface, Gwen

ISG - Ontario

Bovey, Patricia

ISG - Manitoba

Boyer, Yvonne

ISG - Ontario

Brazeau, Patrick

ISG - Quebec (Repentigny)

Busson, Bev

ISG - British Columbia

Campbell, Larry W.

ISG - British Columbia

Carignan, Claude, P.C.

C - Quebec (Mille Isles)

Christmas, Dan

ISG - Nova Scotia

Cordy, Jane

Lib. - Nova Scotia

Cormier, René

ISG - New Brunswick

Coyle, Mary

ISG - Nova Scotia (Antigonish)

Dagenais, Jean-Guy

C - Quebec (Victoria)

Dalphond, Pierre J.

ISG - Quebec (De Lorimier)

Dasko, Donna

ISG - Ontario

Dawson, Dennis

Lib. - Quebec (Lauzon)

Day, Joseph A.

Lib. - New Brunswick (Saint John-Kennebecasis)

Deacon, Colin

ISG - Nova Scotia

Deacon, Marty

ISG - Ontario (Waterloo Region)

Dean, Tony

ISG - Ontario

Demers, Jacques

ISG - Quebec (Rigaud)

Downe, Percy E.

Lib. - 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)

Dyck, Lillian Eva

Lib. - Saskatchewan

Eaton, Nicole

C - Ontario

Forest, Éric

ISG - Quebec (Gulf)

Francis, Brian

ISG - Prince Edward Island

Frum, Linda

C - Ontario

Furey, George J.

Non-affiliated - Newfoundland and Labrador

Gagné, Raymonde

ISG - Manitoba

Galvez, Rosa

ISG - Quebec (Bedford)

Gold, Marc

ISG - Quebec (Stadacona)

Greene, Stephen

ISG - Nova Scotia (Halifax - The Citadel)

Griffin, Diane F.

ISG - Prince Edward Island

Harder, Peter, P.C.

Non-affiliated - Ontario (Ottawa)

Hartling, Nancy J.

ISG - New Brunswick

Housakos, Leo

C - Quebec (Wellington)

Jaffer, Mobina S.B.

Non-affiliated - British Columbia

Joyal, Serge, P.C.

Lib. - Quebec (Kennebec)

Klyne, Marty

ISG - Saskatchewan

Kutcher, Stan

ISG - Nova Scotia

Lankin, Frances, P.C.

ISG - Ontario

Lovelace Nicholas, Sandra M.

Lib. - New Brunswick

MacDonald, Michael L.

C - Nova Scotia (Cape Breton)

Maltais, Ghislain

C - Quebec (Shawinegan)

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

ISG - Alberta

McInnis, Thomas J.

C - Nova Scotia

McIntyre, Paul E.

C - New Brunswick

McPhedran, Marilou

ISG - Manitoba

Mégie, Marie-Françoise

ISG - Quebec (Rougemont)

Mercer, Terry M.

Lib. - Nova Scotia (Northend Halifax)

Mitchell, Grant

Non-affiliated - Alberta

Miville-Dechêne, Julie

ISG - Quebec (Inkerman)

Mockler, Percy

C - New Brunswick

Moncion, Lucie

ISG - Ontario

Moodie, Rosemary

ISG - Ontario

Munson, Jim

Lib. - Ontario (Ottawa / Rideau Canal)

Neufeld, Richard

C - British Columbia

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)

Pratte, André

ISG - Quebec (De Salaberry)

Ravalia, Mohamed-Iqbal

ISG - Newfoundland and Labrador

Richards, David

Non-affiliated - 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

C - Alberta

Tkachuk, David

C - Saskatchewan

Verner, Josée, P.C.

ISG - Quebec (Montarville)

Wallin, Pamela

ISG - Saskatchewan

Wells, David M.

C - Newfoundland and Labrador

Wetston, Howard

ISG - Ontario

White, Vernon

C - Ontario

Woo, Yuen Pau

ISG - British Columbia

STANDINGS IN THE SENATE

Party
Number
Available
Independent Senators Group58
Conservative Party of Canada31
Liberal Party of Canada9
Non-affiliated7
Vacant seats0
TOTAL105