List of New Brunswick senators

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This is a list of past and present Canadian Senators from New Brunswick.

During the Quebec Conference of 1864, New Brunswick was guaranteed 10 Senate seats, but because Prince Edward Island stalled for equal representation in the upper house, New Brunswick was awarded two of Prince Edward Island's Senate seats, until 1873 when Prince Edward Island gave in and joined confederation New Brunswick dropped to 10 seats. New Brunswick kept 12 seats until the first two Senators ended their term after 1873, they were not replaced.

Current senators[edit]

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 Mandatory retirement
     Joseph Day Liberal Saint John-Kennebecasis October 4, 2001 Chrétien January 24, 2020
     Noël Kinsella Conservative Fredericton-York-Sunbury September 12, 1990 Mulroney November 28, 2014
     Sandra Lovelace Nicholas Liberal New Brunswick September 21, 2005 Martin April 15, 2023
     McIntyre, PaulPaul McIntyre Conservative New Brunswick September 6, 2012 Harper November 2, 2019
     Percy Paul Mockler Conservative New Brunswick January 2, 2009 Harper April 14, 2024
     Rose-May Poirier Conservative Saint-Louis-de-Kent February 28, 2010 Harper March 2, 2029
     Pierrette Ringuette Liberal New Brunswick December 12, 2002 Chrétien December 31, 2030
     Fernand Robichaud Liberal Saint-Louis-de-Kent
New Brunswick3
September 22, 1997 Chrétien December 2, 2014
     Carolyn Stewart-Olsen Conservative New Brunswick August 27, 2009 Harper July 27, 2021
     John D. Wallace Conservative New Brunswick January 2, 2009 Harper March 26, 2024

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent New Brunswick. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within the province as his or her division.
2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada on the recommendation of the prime minister.
3 Division designated as Saint-Louis-de-Kent from September 23, 1997 to February 27, 2010 and New Brunswick from February 28, 2010 to the present.

Historical[edit]

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 End of Term
     Michael Adams Conservative Northumberland January 7, 1896 Bowell January 1, 1899
     Margaret Jean Anderson Liberal Northumberland-Miramichi March 23, 1978 Trudeau August 7, 1990
     George Thomas Baird Conservative Victoria June 19, 1895 Bowell April 21, 1917
     Frank Black Conservative Westmorland November 25, 1921 Meighen February 28, 1945
     Amos Botsford Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation March 22, 1894
     Thomas-Jean Bourque Conservative Richibucto January 20, 1917 Borden February 16, 1952
     John Boyd Liberal-Conservative Saint John February 11, 1880 MacDonald September 21, 1893
     Alfred Johnson Brooks Progressive Conservative Royal September 12, 1960 Diefenbaker November 7, 1967
     John Bryden Liberal New Brunswick November 23, 1994 Chrétien October 31, 2009
     George Burchill Liberal Northumberland-Miramichi April 19, 1945 King August 19, 1977
     Kennedy Burns Liberal New Brunswick March 21, 1893 Thompson June 23, 1895
     Charles Burpee Liberal New Brunswick February 1, 1900 Laurier July 19, 1900
     Erminie Cohen Progressive Conservative Saint John June 4, 1993 Mulroney July 23, 2001
     Arthur Copp Liberal Westmorland September 25, 1925 King December 5, 1949
     Eymard Corbin Liberal Grand-Sault July 9, 1984 Turner August 2, 2009
     John Costigan Liberal Victoria January 15, 1907 Laurier September 29, 1916
     John Waterhouse Daniel Conservative Saint John City March 18, 1912 Bordon January 11, 1933
     James Dever Liberal Saint John March 14, 1868 MacDonald May 7, 1904
     Mabel DeWare Progressive Conservative Moncton September 23, 1990 Mulroney August 9, 2001
     James Domville Liberal Rothesay April 20, 1903 Laurier July 30, 1921
     J.J. Hayes Doone Liberal Charlotte June 25, 1949 St. Laurent April 6, 1953
     John Ellis Liberal Saint John September 3, 1900 Laurier June 10, 1913
     Clarence Emerson Progressive Conservative Saint John-Albert October 12, 1957 Diefenbaker September 25, 1963
     Henry Emmerson Liberal Dorchester June 25, 1949 St. Laurent June 21, 1954
     John Ferguson Conservative Bathurst October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation August 21, 1888
     Muriel McQueen Fergusson Liberal Fredericton May 19, 1953 St. Laurent May 23, 1975
     Walter Edward Foster Liberal Saint John December 6, 1928 King November 14, 1947
     Edgar Fournier Progressive Conservative Madawaska-Restigouche September 24, 1962 Diefenbaker February 11, 1983
     J. Michel Fournier Liberal Restigouche-Gloucester December 9, 1971 Trudeau September 29, 1980
     George Fowler Conservative Kings and Albert June 29, 1917 Borden September 2, 1924
     Arthur Gillmor Liberal New Brunswick April 2, 1900 Laurier April 13, 1903
     Daniel Gillmor Liberal St. George January 15, 1907 Laurier February 22, 1918
     John Glasier Liberal Sunbury March 14, 1868 MacDonald July 7, 1894
     Richard Hatfield Progressive Conservative New Brunswick September 7, 1990 Mulroney April 26, 1991
     Robert Leonard Hazen Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation August 15, 1874
     George Burpee Jones Conservative New Brunswick July 20, 1935 Bennett April 27, 1950
     George King Liberal Queen's December 18, 1896 Laurier April 28, 1928
     Joseph Landry Liberal Village of Cap-Pelé February 26, 1996 Chrétien June 19, 1997
     Roméo LeBlanc Liberal Beauséjour June 29, 1984 Trudeau November 21, 1994
     Antoine Joseph Léger Conservative L'Acadie August 14, 1935 Bennett April 7, 1950
     Aurel Léger Liberal Kent June 12, 1953 St. Laurent December 28, 1961
     Viola Léger Liberal L'Acadie June 13, 2001 Chrétien June 29, 2005
     James Lewin Liberal Saint John (Lancaster) November 10, 1876 Mackenzie March 11, 1900
     Rose-Marie Losier-Cool Liberal Tracadie March 21, 1995 Chrétien June 18, 2012
     Abner Reid McClelan Liberal New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation December 9, 1896
     John Anthony McDonald Independent Shediac February 17, 1921 Meighen December 12, 1948
     Charles McElman Liberal Nashwaak Valley February 24, 1966 Pearson April 1, 1990
     Frederic McGrand Liberal Sunbury July 28, 1955 St. Laurent January 22, 1988
     Alexander Neil McLean Liberal Southern New Brunswick April 18, 1945 King March 12, 1967
     Donald A. McLean Liberal Charlotte County March 15, 1968 Pearson November 5, 1973
     Peter McSweeney Liberal Northumberland March 15, 1899 Laurier February 2, 1921
     Hervé Michaud Liberal Kent March 15, 1968 Pearson June 5, 1978
     Peter Mitchell Liberal New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation July 13, 1872
     William Muirhead Liberal Chatham January 4, 1873 MacDonald December 29, 1884
     William Hunter Odell Conservative Rockwood October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation July 25, 1891
     Frederick William Pirie Liberal Victoria-Carleton April 19, 1945 King October 3, 1956
     Pascal Poirier Liberal-Conservative L'Acadie March 9, 1885 MacDonald September 25, 1933
     Nelson Rattenbury Liberal Saint John February 14, 1964 Pearson May 27, 1973
     Daniel Riley Liberal Saint John December 21, 1973 Trudeau September 13, 1984
     Brenda Robertson Progressive Conservative Riverview December 21, 1984 Mulroney May 23, 2004
     John Robertson Liberal New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation August 3, 1876
     Hédard-J. Robichaud Liberal Gloucester June 28, 1968 Trudeau October 8, 1971
     Louis Robichaud Liberal L'Acadie-Acadia December 21, 1973 Trudeau October 21, 2000
     Clifford Robinson Liberal Moncton May 5, 1924 King July 27, 1944
     Calixte Savoie Independent Liberal L'Acadie July 28, 1955 St. Laurent August 23, 1970
     Cyril Sherwood Progressive Conservative Royal October 3, 1979 Clark July 1, 1990
     Jean-Maurice Simard Progressive Conservative Edmundston June 26, 1985 Mulroney June 16, 2001
     Benjamin Franklin Smith Conservative Victoria-Carleton April 14, 1935 Bennett May 19, 1944
     Jabez Bunting Snowball Liberal Chatham May 1, 1891 MacDonald February 1, 1902
     William Steeves Liberal New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation December 9, 1873
     Austin C. Taylor Liberal Westmorland January 3, 1957 St. Laurent January 17, 1965
     Nancy Teed Progressive Conservative Saint John August 30, 1990 Mulroney January 29, 1993
     Thomas Temple Conservative York April 23, 1896 Bowell August 25, 1899
     Norbert Thériault Liberal Baie-du-Vin March 26, 1979 Trudeau February 16, 1996
     Frederick Thompson Liberal Fredericton February 7, 1902 Laurier April 27, 1922
     William Henry Thorne Conservative Saint John July 26, 1913 Borden July 8, 1923
     Irving Randall Todd Conservative Milltown March 7, 1918 Borden December 27, 1932
     Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Liberal New Brunswick September 9, 2003 Chrétien October 22, 2008
     Onésiphore Turgeon Liberal Gloucester October 27, 1922 King November 18, 1944
     Clarence Joseph Veniot Liberal Gloucester April 18, 1945 King June 1, 1966
     David Wark Liberal Fredericton October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation August 20, 1905
     Robert Wilmot Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation February 10, 1880
     Josiah Wood Conservative Westmorland August 5, 1895 Bowell March 12, 1912

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent New Brunswick. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within New Brunswick as his or her division.
2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada on the recommendation of the prime minister.

Maritimes regional senators[edit]

Senators listed, were appointed to represent the Maritimes 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 End of Term
     John Michael William Curphey Forrestall Conservative Dartmouth/Eastern Shore, NS September 27, 1990 Mulroney June 9, 2006
     James Ross4 Progressive Conservative Maritimes Divisional September 27, 1990 Mulroney May 25, 1993

Notes:

1 Party listed was the last party of which the Senator was a member.
2 Senators are appointed to represent their 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.
4 Senator James Ross is the only one Canadian Senator to not represent a specific province during his term in office.

Declined Senate appointments[edit]

Only three people have ever declined a Senate appointment, two from New Brunswick and one from Quebec.

Name Party Date appointed Appointed by
     William Todd Conservative October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation
     Edward Chandler Liberal-Conservative October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation

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