List of Ontario senators

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This is a list of past and present Canadian senators representing the province of Ontario. Ontario has had an allocation of 24 senators since the time of Confederation. The province is also one of four regional Senate divisions under Section 26 of the Constitution Act that allows for the expansion of the Senate by one or two senators per region.

Current[edit]

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 Mandatory retirement
     Salma Ataullahjan Conservative Toronto July 9, 2010 Harper April 29, 2027
     Lynn Beyak Conservative Ontario January 25, 2013 Harper February 18, 2024
     Anne Cools Independent Toronto Centre
Toronto Centre-York3
January 13, 1984 Trudeau August 12, 2018
     Nicole Eaton Conservative Ontario January 2, 2009 Harper January 21, 2020
     Art Eggleton Liberal Ontario March 24, 2005 Martin September 29, 2018
     Enverga, Tobias C.Tobias C. Enverga Conservative Ontario September 6, 2012 Harper December 2, 2030
     Linda Frum Conservative Ontario August 27, 2009 Harper January 13, 2038
     Irving Gerstein Conservative Ontario January 2, 2009 Harper February 10, 2016
     Colin Kenny Liberal Rideau June 29, 1984 Trudeau December 10, 2018
     Marjory LeBreton Conservative Ontario June 18, 1993 Mulroney July 4, 2015
     Don Meredith Conservative Ontario December 20, 2010 Harper July 13, 2039
     Jim Munson Liberal Ottawa/Rideau Canal December 10, 2003 Chrétien July 24, 2021
     Nancy Ruth Conservative Cluny March 24, 2005 Martin January 6, 2017
     Ngo, Thanh HaiThanh Hai Ngo Conservative Ontario September 6, 2012 Harper January 3, 2022
     Victor Oh Conservative Ontario January 25, 2013 Harper June 10, 2024
     Marie-Paule Poulin Liberal Northern Ontario September 22, 1995 Chrétien June 21, 2020
     Bob Runciman Conservative Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes January 29, 2010 Harper August 10, 2017
     Asha Seth Conservative Ontario January 6, 2012 Harper December 15, 2014
     David Smith Liberal Cobourg June 25, 2002 Chrétien May 16, 2016
     Vernon White Conservative Ontario February 20, 2012 Harper February 21, 2034

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent Ontario. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within Ontario as his or her division.
2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada in the Queen's name on the recommendation of the prime minister.
3 Division designated as Toronto Centre from January 13, 1984 to February 14, 2001 and Toronto Centre-York from February 15, 2001 to the present.

Historic[edit]

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 End of Term
     James Cox Aikins Liberal-Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867
January 7, 1896
Royal Proclamation
Bowell
May 30, 1882
August 6, 1904
     John Black Aird Liberal Toronto November 10, 1964 Pearson November 28, 1974
     George Alexander Conservative Woodstock May 30, 1873 MacDonald May 29, 1891
     George Allan Liberal-Conservative York October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation July 24, 1901
     James Arthurs Conservative Ontario July 20, 1935 Bennett October 7, 1937
     Norman Atkins Progressive Conservative Markham July 2, 1986 Mulroney June 27, 2009
     Allen Bristol Aylesworth Liberal North York January 11, 1923 King February 13, 1952
     Robert Beith Liberal Bowmanville January 15, 1907 Laurier January 26, 1922
     Napoléon Belcourt Liberal Ottawa November 22, 1907 Laurier August 7, 1932
     Rhéal Bélisle Progressive Conservative Sudbury February 4, 1963 Diefenbaker November 3, 1992
     John Joseph Bench Liberal Lincoln November 19, 1942 King December 9, 1947
     William Moore Benidickson Liberal Kenora-Rainy River July 7, 1965 Pearson April 1, 1985
     William Bennett Conservative Simcoe East November 13, 1917 Borden March 15, 1925
     James Rea Benson Liberal-Conservative St. Catharines March 14, 1868 Macdonald March 18, 1885
     Florence Bird Liberal Carleton March 23, 1978 Trudeau January 15, 1983
     Charles Lawrence Bishop Liberal Ottawa April 18, 1945 King September 23, 1966
     Richard Blain Conservative Peel July 26, 1917 Borden November 27, 1926
     Adam Blair Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation December 29, 1867
     Oliver Blake Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation December 10, 1873
     Peter Bosa Liberal York-Caboto April 5, 1977 Trudeau December 10, 1998
     Mackenzie Bowell Conservative Hastings December 5, 1892 Thompson December 10, 1917
     Joseph-Arthur Bradette Liberal Cochrane June 12, 1953 St. Laurent September 12, 1961
     David Braley Conservative Ontario May 20, 2010 Harper November 30, 2013
     William Henry Brouse Independent Reformer Prescott August 9, 1878 Mackenzie August 23, 1881
     George Brown Liberal Lambton December 16, 1873 Mackenzie May 9, 1880
     William Brunt Progressive Conservative Hanover October 12, 1957 Diefenbaker July 7, 1962
     Harcourt Burland Bull Conservative Hamilton February 24, 1879 Macdonald August 12, 1881
     Asa Allworth Burnham Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation May 10, 1873
     Alexander Campbell Conservative Cataraqui October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation February 7, 1887
     Archibald Campbell Liberal Toronto West November 22, 1907 Laurier January 15, 1913
     Gordon Peter Campbell Liberal Toronto February 19, 1943 King January 16, 1964
     John Carling Liberal-Conservative London April 27, 1891
April 23, 1896
Macdonald
Bowell
February 17, 1892
November 6, 1911
     Richard John Cartwright Liberal Oxford September 20, 1904 Laurier September 24, 1912
     Charles Eusèbe Casgrain Conservative Windsor January 12, 1887 Macdonald March 8, 1907
     Lionel Choquette Progressive Conservative Ottawa East January 31, 1958 Diefenbaker March 6, 1981
     David Christie Liberal Erie October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation December 15, 1880
     Francis Clemow Conservative Rideau February 3, 1885 Macdonald May 28, 1902
     Thomas Coffey Liberal London March 12, 1903 Laurier June 8, 1914
     John Joseph Connolly Liberal Ottawa West June 12, 1953 St. Laurent October 31, 1981
     Henry Corby Conservative Belleville October 17, 1912 Borden April 23, 1917
     Louis Côté Conservative Ottawa East December 30, 1933 Bennett February 2, 1943
     George Albertus Cox Liberal Saugeen November 13, 1896 Laurier January 16, 1914
     George Crawford Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation July 4, 1870
     David Croll Liberal Toronto-Spadina July 28, 1955 St. Laurent June 11, 1991
     Thomas Wilson Crothers Conservative Ontario October 3, 1921 Meighen December 10, 1921
     Keith Davey Liberal York February 24, 1966 Pearson July 1, 1996
     Rupert Davies Liberal Kingston November 19, 1942 King March 11, 1967
     Robert de Cotret Progressive Conservative Ottawa June 5, 1979 Clark January 14, 1980
     Daniel Derbyshire Liberal Brockville November 22, 1907 Laurier June 18, 1916
     Jean Noël Desmarais Progressive Conservative Sudbury June 4, 1993 Mulroney July 25, 1995
     Walter Hamilton Dickson Conservative Niagara October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation February 19, 1884
     Consiglio Di Nino Conservative Ontario August 30, 1990 Mulroney June 30, 2012
     John Dobson Conservative Lindsay February 23, 1892 Abbott January 27, 1907
     James J. Donnelly Conservative South Bruce May 26, 1913 Borden October 20, 1948
     Richard Doyle Progressive Conservative North York March 19, 1985 Mulroney March 10, 1998
     Joseph James Duffus Liberal Peterborough West February 15, 1940 King February 7, 1957
     William Cameron Edwards Liberal Russell March 17, 1903 Laurier September 17, 1921
     John Elliott Liberal Middlesex January 29, 1940 King December 20, 1941
     William Daum Euler Liberal Waterloo May 11, 1940 King July 15, 1961
     Trevor Eyton Conservative Ontario September 23, 1990 Mulroney July 12, 2009
     Iva Campbell Fallis Conservative Peterborough July 20, 1935 Bennett March 7, 1956
     Thomas Farquhar Liberal Algoma September 10, 1948 King September 27, 1962
     John Ferguson Conservative Ontario October 1, 1892 Abbott September 22, 1896
     Doug Finley Conservative Ontario-South Coast August 27, 2009 Harper May 11, 2013
     Isobel Finnerty Liberal Ontario September 2, 1999 Chrétien July 15, 2005
     John Fisher Conservative Ontario July 26, 1917 Borden December 1, 1933
     Billa Flint Liberal Trent October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation June 14, 1894
     Gordon Fogo Liberal Carleton January 25, 1949 St. Laurent July 6, 1952
     Eugene Forsey Liberal Nepean September 7, 1970 Trudeau May 29, 1979
     George Foster Conservative Toronto September 22, 1921 Meighen December 30, 1931
     William Fraser Liberal Trenton June 25, 1949 St. Laurent October 26, 1962
     Alfred Ernest Fripp Conservative Toronto December 30, 1933 Bennett March 25, 1938
     Royce Frith Liberal Glen Tay April 5, 1977 Trudeau August 29, 1994
     Francis Theodore Frost Liberal Leeds and Grenville March 12, 1903 Laurier August 26, 1908
     George Taylor Fulford Liberal Brockville January 29, 1900 Laurier October 15, 1905
     Jean-Robert Gauthier Liberal Ontario
(1994.11.23-2001.12.03)
Ottawa-Vanier
(2001.12.04-2004.10.22)
November 23, 1994 Chrétien October 22, 2004
     Thomas Nicholson Gibbs Liberal-Conservative Newmarket April 3, 1880 Macdonald April 7, 1883
     William Gibson Liberal Lincoln February 11, 1902 Laurier May 4, 1914
     Robert Gladstone Liberal Wellington South September 7, 1949 St. Laurent June 1, 1951
     John Morrow Godfrey Liberal Rosedale October 5, 1973 Trudeau June 28, 1987
     William Henry Golding Liberal Huron-Perth June 25, 1949 St. Laurent December 31, 1961
     George Gordon Conservative Nipissing October 17, 1912 Borden February 3, 1942
     James Robert Gowan Liberal-Conservative Barrie January 29, 1885 Macdonald February 1, 1907
     Jerry Grafstein Liberal Metro Toronto January 13, 1984 Trudeau January 2, 2010
     George Perry Graham Liberal Eganville December 20, 1926 King January 1, 1943
     John James Greene Liberal Niagara September 1, 1972 Trudeau October 23, 1978
     Allister Grosart Progressive Conservative Pickering September 24, 1962 Diefenbaker December 13, 1981
     Stanley Haidasz Liberal Toronto-Parkdale March 23, 1978 Trudeau March 4, 1998
     John Hamilton Conservative Kingston October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation October 10, 1882
     Mac Harb Liberal/Independent Ontario September 9, 2003 Chrétien August 26, 2013
     Arthur Charles Hardy Liberal Leeds February 10, 1922 King March 13, 1962
     Salter Hayden Liberal Toronto February 9, 1940 King November 1, 1983
     Andrew Haydon Liberal Ottawa March 10, 1924 King November 10, 1932
     Horatio Clarence Hocken Conservative Toronto December 30, 1933 Bennett February 18, 1937
     Adam Hope Liberal Hamilton January 3, 1877 MacKenzie August 7, 1882
     Henry Herbert Horsey Liberal Prince Edward December 14, 1928 King January 6, 1942
     Raoul Hurtubise Liberal Nipissing June 9, 1945 King January 31, 1955
     Robert Jaffray Liberal Toronto March 8, 1906 Laurier December 16, 1914
     Lyman Melvin Jones Liberal Toronto January 21, 1901 Laurier April 15, 1917
     James Kelleher Conservative Ontario September 23, 1990 Mulroney October 2, 2005
     William McDonough Kelly Progressive Conservative Port Severn December 23, 1982 Trudeau July 21, 2000
     Albert Edward Kemp Conservative Toronto November 4, 1921 Meighen August 12, 1929
     Betty Kennedy Liberal Ontario June 20, 2000 Chrétien January 4, 2001
     Wilbert Keon Conservative Ottawa September 27, 1990 Mulroney May 17, 2010
     James Kirkpatrick Kerr Liberal Toronto March 12, 1903 Laurier December 4, 1916
     William Kerr Liberal Northumberland March 15, 1899 Laurier November 22, 1906
     Mary Elizabeth Kinnear Liberal Welland April 6, 1967 Pearson April 3, 1973
     Vim Kochhar Conservative Ontario January 29, 2010 Harper September 21, 2011
     Joseph-Henri-Gustave Lacasse Liberal Essex January 10, 1928 King January 18, 1953
     John Keith McBroom Laird Liberal Windsor April 6, 1967 Pearson January 12, 1982
     Norman Platt Lambert Liberal Ottawa January 20, 1938 King November 4, 1965
     George Landerkin Liberal Grey February 16, 1901 Laurier October 10, 1903
     Daniel Lang Liberal South York February 14, 1964 Pearson June 13, 1994
     Laurier LaPierre Liberal Ontario June 13, 2001 Chrétien November 21, 2004
     Elijah Leonard Liberal London October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation May 14, 1891
     Thomas D'Arcy Leonard Liberal Toronto-Rosedale July 28, 1955 St. Laurent April 29, 1970
     John Lewis Liberal East Toronto September 5, 1925 King May 18, 1935
     Edgar Sydney Little Liberal London January 10, 1928 King December 22, 1943
     George Lynch-Staunton Conservative Hamilton January 20, 1917 Borden March 19, 1940
     John Macdonald Independent Liberal Ontario November 9, 1887 Macdonald February 4, 1890
     William Ross Macdonald Liberal Brantford June 12, 1953 St. Laurent December 22, 1967
     Angus Claude Macdonell Conservative Toronto South August 1, 1917 Borden January 1, 1921
     Archibald Hayes Macdonell Conservative Toronto South November 7, 1921 Meighen November 12, 1939
     Donald MacInnes Liberal-Conservative Burlington December 24, 1881 Macdonald December 2, 1900
     David Lewis Macpherson Conservative Saugeen October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation August 16, 1896
     Duncan Kenneth MacTavish Liberal Ontario June 11, 1963 Pearson November 15, 1963
     Frank Mahovlich Liberal Toronto June 11, 1998 Chrétien January 10, 2013
     Marian Maloney Liberal Surprise Lake June 11, 1998 Chrétien August 16, 1999
     Lorna Marsden Liberal Toronto-Taddle Creek January 24, 1984 Trudeau August 31, 1992
     Duncan Marshall Liberal Peel January 20, 1938 King January 16, 1946
     Paul Joseph James Martin Liberal Windsor-Walkerville April 20, 1968 Trudeau October 30, 1974
     James Mason Conservative Toronto May 26, 1913 Borden July 16, 1918
     Roderick Matheson Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation January 13, 1873
     Alexander McCall Conservative Simcoe May 26, 1913 Borden June 10, 1925
     Lachlin McCallum Liberal-Conservative Monck February 4, 1887 Macdonald January 13, 1903
     Archibald McCoig Liberal Kent January 4, 1922 King November 21, 1927
     Walter McCrea Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation January 5, 1871
     Malcolm Wallace McCutcheon Progressive Conservative Gormley August 9, 1962 Diefenbaker May 13, 1968
     Donald McDonald Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation January 20, 1879
     William Henry McGuire Liberal East York December 20, 1926 King October 31, 1957
     George McHugh Liberal Victoria January 21, 1901 Laurier November 28, 1926
     George McIlraith Liberal Ottawa Valley April 27, 1972 Trudeau July 29, 1983
     George Crawford McKindsey Conservative Milton January 11, 1884 Macdonald February 12, 1901
     Peter McLaren Conservative Perth February 21, 1890 Macdonald May 23, 1919
     William McMaster Liberal Midland October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation September 22, 1887
     Donald McMillan Conservative Alexandria January 11, 1884 Macdonald July 26, 1914
     James McMullen Liberal North Wellington February 11, 1902 Laurier March 18, 1913
     Arthur Meighen Conservative St. Mary's March 3, 1932 Bennett January 16, 1942
     Michael Meighen Conservative St. Mary's September 27, 1990 Mulroney February 6, 2012
     Samuel Merner Conservative Hamburg January 12, 1887 Macdonald August 11, 1908
     David Mills Liberal Bothwell November 13, 1896 Laurier February 7, 1902
     Samuel Mills Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation January 24, 1874
     John Milne Conservative Hamilton December 3, 1915 Borden March 4, 1922
     Lorna Milne Liberal Brampton
(1995.09.22-1999.11.01)
Peel County
(1999.11.02-2009.12.13)
September 22, 1995 Chrétien December 13, 2009
     Oliver Mowat Liberal Ontario July 15, 1896 Laurier November 18, 1897
     Robert Alexander Mulholland Conservative Port Hope March 12, 1918 Borden October 1, 1927
     James Murdock Liberal Parkdale March 20, 1930 King May 15, 1949
     Terrence Murphy Liberal Russell September 5, 1925 King November 24, 1935
     Lowell Murray Progressive Conservative Pakenham September 13, 1979 Clark September 26, 2011
     Joan Neiman Liberal Peel September 1, 1972 Trudeau September 9, 1995
     Frederic Thomas Nicholls Conservative Toronto January 20, 1917 Borden October 25, 1921
     Joseph Northwood Liberal-Conservative Lambton May 19, 1880 Macdonald October 29, 1886
     Michael John O'Brien Liberal Renfrew September 1, 1918 Borden September 1, 1925
     Frank Patrick O'Connor Liberal Scarborough Junction December 6, 1935 King August 21, 1939
     John O'Donohoe Liberal-Conservative Erie May 21, 1882 Macdonald December 7, 1902
     Grattan O'Leary Progressive Conservative Carleton September 24, 1962 Diefenbaker April 7, 1976
     Frederick Forsyth Pardee Liberal Lambton March 11, 1922 King February 4, 1927
     Norman McLeod Paterson Liberal Milton February 9, 1940 King June 18, 1981
     Landon Pearson Liberal Ontario September 15, 1994 Chrétien November 16, 2005
     Ebenezer Perry Conservative Ontario February 2, 1871 Macdonald May 1, 1876
     Michael Pitfield Independent Ottawa-Vanier December 22, 1982 Trudeau June 1, 2010
     Josiah Burr Plumb Conservative Ontario February 8, 1883 Macdonald March 12, 1888
     Vivienne Poy Liberal Toronto September 17, 1998 Chrétien September 17, 2012
     Clive Pringle Conservative Cobourg January 8, 1917 Borden May 2, 1920
     William Proudfoot Liberal Huron November 6, 1919 Borden December 3, 1922
     James Palmer Rankin Liberal Perth North September 9, 1925 King June 15, 1934
     Valentine Ratz Liberal Parkhill January 18, 1909 Laurier March 1, 1924
     Robert Read Conservative Quinté February 24, 1871 Macdonald June 29, 1896
     David Reesor Liberal King's October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation January 1, 1901
     John Dowsley Reid Conservative Grenville September 22, 1921 Meighen August 26, 1929
     Henry Westman Richardson Conservative Kingston January 20, 1917 Borden October 27, 1918
     Gideon Robertson Conservative Welland January 20, 1917 Borden August 5, 1933
     John Alexander Robertson Progressive Conservative Kenora-Rainy River November 29, 1962 Diefenbaker February 19, 1965
     Arthur Roebuck Liberal Toronto-Trinity April 18, 1945 King November 17, 1971
     George William Ross Liberal Middlesex January 15, 1907 Laurier March 7, 1914
     John Ross Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation January 31, 1871
     William Eli Sanford Conservative Hamilton February 8, 1887 Macdonald July 10, 1899
     Richard William Scott Liberal Ottawa March 13, 1874 Mackenzie April 23, 1913
     Hugh Segal Conservative Kingston-Frontenac-Leeds August 2, 2005 Martin June 15, 2014
     Benjamin Seymour Conservative Newcastle October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation March 23, 1880
     James Shaw Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation February 6, 1878
     John Simpson Liberal Bowmanville October 23, 1867 Royal Proclamation March 23, 1885
     Ian David Sinclair Liberal Halton December 23, 1983 Trudeau September 27, 1988
     James Skead Conservative Rideau October 23, 1867
December 23, 1881
Royal Proclamation
Macdonald
January 20, 1881
July 5, 1884
     Ernest D'Israeli Smith Conservative Wentworth May 26, 1913 Borden January 10, 1946
     Frank Smith Conservative Toronto February 2, 1871 Macdonald January 1, 1900
     James Houston Spence Liberal North Bruce January 10, 1928 King February 21, 1939
     Thomas Simpson Sproule Conservative Grey December 3, 1915 Borden November 10, 1917
     Richard Stanbury Liberal York Centre February 13, 1968 Pearson May 2, 1998
     Peter Stollery Liberal Bloor & Yonge July 2, 1981 Trudeau November 29, 2010
     Joseph Albert Sullivan Progressive Conservative North York October 12, 1957 Diefenbaker February 18, 1985
     Michael Sullivan Conservative Kingston January 29, 1885 Macdonald November 29, 1912
     Donald Sutherland Conservative Oxford July 20, 1935 Bennett January 1, 1949
     George Taylor Conservative Leeds November 14, 1911 Borden March 26, 1919
     William Horace Taylor Liberal Norfolk April 18, 1945 King June 1, 1966
     Andy Thompson Liberal Dovercourt April 6, 1967 Pearson March 23, 1998
     James Tunney Liberal Grafton March 8, 2001 Chrétien June 16, 2002
     Charles Turner Liberal London July 9, 1984 Turner March 24, 1991
     James Turner Liberal-Conservative Ontario January 11, 1884 Macdonald October 10, 1889
     Alexander Vidal Conservative Sarnia January 15, 1873 Macdonald November 18, 1906
     David James Walker Progressive Conservative Toronto February 4, 1963 Diefenbaker September 30, 1989
     John Webster Conservative Brockville March 12, 1918 Borden December 1, 1928
     Eugene Whelan Liberal South Western Ontario August 9, 1996 Chrétien July 11, 1999
     George Stanley White Progressive Conservative Hastings-Frontenac September 20, 1957 Diefenbaker November 17, 1972
     Gerald Verner White Conservative Pembroke November 6, 1919 Borden October 24, 1948
     Harry Albert Willis Progressive Conservative Peel June 15, 1962 Diefenbaker March 23, 1972
     Cairine Wilson Liberal Rockcliffe February 15, 1930 King March 3, 1962
     John Henry Wilson Liberal St. Thomas March 8, 1904 Laurier July 3, 1912
     Lois Miriam Wilson Independent Toronto June 11, 1998 Chrétien April 8, 2002
     Andrew Trew Wood Liberal Hamilton January 21, 1901 Laurier January 21, 1903
     Allan Lee Woodrow Liberal Toronto Centre May 19, 1953 St. Laurent March 3, 1966

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent Ontario. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within Ontario as his or her division.
2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada in the Queen's name on the recommendation of the prime minister; the initial 24 senators were named by a Royal Proclamation at the time of confederation.


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