George Furey

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The Honourable
George Furey
Senator for Newfoundland and Labrador
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 11, 1999
Appointed by Jean Chrétien
Preceded by William Petten
Personal details
Born (1948-05-12) May 12, 1948 (age 66)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Liberal Party of Canada
Occupation Canadian Senator
Profession Educator, School Administrator
Religion Roman Catholic

George Furey, QC (born May 12, 1948 in St. John's, Newfoundland) is a Canadian Senator representing Newfoundland and Labrador.

Furey worked as a teacher for the Roman Catholic School Board in St. John's from 1969 to 1972. From 1972 to 1978, he was a Supervising Vice Principal with the Port-au-Port Roman Catholic School Board and from 1978-80 Supervising Principal of the Placentia-St. Mary's Roman Catholic School Board.

He then embarked on a second career after earning his law degree from Dalhousie University in 1983. He was named Queen's Counsel in 1996.

On August 11, 1999, Furey was appointed to the Senate on the advice of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. He sits as a Liberal and serves as Chair of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration.

On January 29, 2014, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau announced all Liberal Senators, including Furey, were removed from the Liberal caucus, and would continue sitting as Independents.[1] According to Senate Opposition leader James Cowan, the Senators will still refer to themselves as Liberals even if they are no longer members of the parliamentary Liberal caucus.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-removes-senators-from-liberal-caucus-1.2515273
  2. ^ "Trudeau’s expulsion catches Liberal senators by surprise". Globe and Mail. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

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