List of Alberta senators

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This is a list of past and present Canadian senators from the province of Alberta.

Current senators[edit]

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 Mandatory retirement
     Doug Black3 Conservative Alberta January 25, 2013 Harper May 10, 2027
     Elaine McCoy Progressive Conservative Alberta March 24, 2005 Martin March 7, 2021
     Grant Mitchell Liberal Alberta March 24, 2005 Martin July 19, 2026
     Tannas, ScottScott Tannas3 Conservative Alberta March 25, 2013 Harper February 25, 2037
     Claudette Tardif Liberal Alberta March 24, 2005 Martin July 27, 2023
     Betty Unger3 Conservative Alberta January 6, 2012 Harper August 8, 2018

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent Alberta. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within Alberta as his or her division.
2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada on the recommendation of the prime minister.
3 Appointed after winning a senator-in-waiting position in an Alberta Senate nominee election.

Historical[edit]

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 End of Term
     Tommy Banks Liberal Alberta April 7, 2000 Chrétien December 17, 2011
     Martha Bielish Progressive Conservative Lakeland September 27, 1979 Clark September 26, 1990
     Aristide Blais Liberal St. Albert January 29, 1940 King November 10, 1964
     Bert Brown3 Conservative Alberta July 10, 2007 Harper March 22, 2013
     John Alexander Buchanan Progressive Conservative Edmonton January 15, 1959 Diefenbaker October 2, 1965
     William Ashbury Buchanan Liberal Lethbridge September 5, 1925 King July 11, 1954
     Patrick Burns Independent Calgary July 6, 1931 Bennett June 1, 1936
     Donald Cameron Independent Liberal Banff July 28, 1955 St. Laurent September 19, 1987
     Thelma Chalifoux Liberal Alberta November 26, 1997 Chrétien February 8, 2004
     Jean Côté Liberal Edmonton August 14, 1923 King September 23, 1924
     Leverett George DeVeber Liberal Lethbridge March 8, 1906 Laurier July 9, 1925
     Joyce Fairbairn Liberal Lethbridge June 29, 1984 Trudeau January 18, 2013
     Jean Forest Liberal Edmonton May 16, 1996 Chrétien August 28, 1998
     Amédée E. Forget Liberal Banff May 2, 1911 Laurier June 8, 1923
     Frederick Gershaw Liberal Medicine Hat April 18, 1945 King March 26, 1968
     Ron Ghitter Progressive Conservative Alberta March 25, 1993 Mulroney March 31, 2000
     James Gladstone Independent Conservative Lethbridge January 31, 1958 Diefenbaker March 31, 1971
     William Griesbach Conservative Edmonton September 15, 1921 Meighen January 21, 1945
     William Harmer Liberal Edmonton February 5, 1918 Borden September 9, 1947
     Earl Hastings Liberal Palliser-Foothills February 24, 1966 Pearson May 5, 1996
     Daniel Philip Hays Liberal Calgary June 29, 1984 Trudeau June 30, 2007
     Harry Hays Liberal Calgary February 24, 1966 Pearson May 4, 1982
     Prosper-Edmond Lessard Liberal St. Paul September 5, 1925 King April 11, 1931
     James Lougheed Liberal-Conservative Calgary, NWT
(1889.12.10 - 1905.08.31)
Calgary, AB
(1905.09.01 - 1925.11.02)
December 12, 1889 MacDonald November 2, 1925
     James A. MacKinnon Liberal Edmonton May 9, 1949 St. Laurent April 18, 1958
     Ernest Manning Social Credit Edmonton West October 7, 1970 Trudeau September 20, 1983
     Edward Michener Conservative Alberta February 5, 1918 Borden June 16, 1947
     Bud Olson Liberal Alberta South April 5, 1977 Trudeau March 7, 1996
     James Harper Prowse Liberal Edmonton February 24, 1966 Pearson September 27, 1976
     Daniel Edward Riley Liberal Alberta June 25, 1926 King April 27, 1948
     Douglas Roche Independent Edmonton September 17, 1998 Chrétien June 14, 2004
     George Henry Ross Liberal Calgary December 1, 1948 St. Laurent September 26, 1956
     Philippe Roy Liberal Edmonton March 8, 1906 Laurier April 21, 1911
     Wesley Stambaugh Liberal Bruce September 7, 1949 St. Laurent June 8, 1965
     Peter Talbot Liberal Alberta March 8, 1906 Laurier December 6, 1919
     Nicholas Taylor Liberal Bon Accord
(1996.03.07-1999.01.01)
Sturgeon
(1999.01.01-2002.11.17)
March 7, 1996 Chrétien November 17, 2002
     Walter Patrick Twinn Progressive Conservative Alberta September 27, 1990 Mulroney October 30, 1997
     Stanley Waters3 Reform Alberta June 11, 1990 Mulroney September 25, 1991

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent Alberta. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within Alberta as his or her division.
2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada on the Strong recommendation of the prime minister.
3 Appointed after winning a senator-in-waiting position in an Alberta Senate nominee election.

Western provinces regional senators[edit]

Senators listed, were appointed to represent the Western Provinces under section 26 of the Constitution Act. This clause has only been used once before to appoint two extra senators to represent four regional Senate divisions: Ontario, Quebec, The Maritimes and the Western Provinces.

As vacancies open up among the normal members of the Senate, they are automatically filled by the regional Senators. Regional Senators may also appoint themselves to a senate division in any province of their choosing in their region.

Name Party1 Division2 Date appointed Appointed by3 Mandatory retirement
     Janis Johnson Conservative Winnipeg-Interlake September 27, 1990 Mulroney April 27, 2021
     Eric Berntson Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan September 27, 1990 Mulroney February 27, 2001

Notes:

1 Party listed was the last party of which the Senator was a member.
2 Senators are appointed to represent a region. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within their region as his or her division.
3 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada on the recommendation of the prime minister.

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