List of Canadian territorial senators

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This is a list of past and present Canadian senators from the territories of Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

The territories are currently represented by one senator each.

The Northwest Territories was granted two Senate seats in 1879 and doubled to four seats in 1903. After Alberta and Saskatchewan were created in 1905, the territories would not have Senate representation until the Constitution Act of 1975 that gave one seat to the Northwest Territories and one seat to the Yukon.

Nunavut would be granted one seat in the Nunavut Act of 1993.

Current[edit]

Name Party Division Date appointed Appointed by Mandatory retirement
     Daniel Lang[1] Conservative Yukon January 2, 2009 Harper April 3, 2023
     Dennis Patterson[2] Conservative Nunavut August 27, 2009 Harper December 30, 2023
     Nick Sibbeston[3] Liberal Northwest Territories September 2, 1999 Chrétien November 21, 2018

Historic[edit]

NWT[edit]

The Northwest Territories had representation in the Senate in the early years post-Confederation. After the creation of Alberta and Saskatchewan, however, the territories were not represented in the Senate until 1975.

Name Party Division Date appointed Appointed by End of term
     Willie Adams[4] Liberal Northwest TerritoriesA April 5, 1977 Trudeau March 31, 1999
     Thomas Osborne Davis[5] Liberal Prince Albert, NWTB September 30, 1904 Laurier August 31, 1905
     James Hamilton Ross[6] Liberal Regina, NWTC September 30, 1904 Laurier August 31, 1905
     James Alexander Lougheed[7] Conservative Calgary, NWTD December 10, 1889 Macdonald August 31, 1905
     William Dell Perley[8] Conservative Wolseley, NWTE August 3, 1888 Macdonald August 31, 1905
     Richard Hardisty[9] Conservative Edmonton, NWT February 23, 1888 Macdonald October 18, 1889F

Yukon[edit]

Created in 1898 the first Senator for Yukon was appointed in 1975.

Name Party Division Date appointed Appointed by End of term
     Ione Christensen[10] Liberal Yukon September 2, 1999 Chrétien December 31, 2006G
     Paul Lucier[11] Liberal Yukon October 23, 1975 Trudeau July 23, 1999F

Nunavut[edit]

Name Party Division Date appointed Appointed by End of term
     Willie Adams[4] Liberal NunavutA April 1, 1999 Chrétien June 22, 2009

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A^ Appointed as Senator for the NWT, Adams represented Nunavut after division until his retirement in 2009.
B^ Appointed as Senator for the NWT, Davis represented Prince Albert, Saskatchewan after the province's creation, until his death, January 23, 1917.
C^ Appointed as Senator for the NWT, Ross represented Regina, Saskatchewan after the province's creation, until his death, December 14, 1932.
D^ Appointed as Senator for the NWT, Lougheed represented Calgary, Alberta after the province's creation, until his death, November 22, 1925.
E^ Appointed as Senator for the NWT, Perley represented Wolseley, Saskatchewan after the province's creation, until his death, July 15, 1909.
F^ Died in office.
G^ Retired.

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