|Speaker of the Senate|
December 3, 2015
|Nominated by||Justin Trudeau|
|Appointed by||David Johnston|
|Preceded by||Leo Housakos|
|Senator from Newfoundland and Labrador|
August 11, 1999
|Nominated by||Jean Chrétien|
|Appointed by||Roméo LeBlanc|
|Preceded by||William Petten|
May 12, 1948 |
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
|Liberal (until 2014)
|Profession||Educator, School Administrator|
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.
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. The Senators continued to refer to themselves as the Senate Liberal Caucus even though they are no longer members of the parliamentary Liberal caucus.
On December 3, 2015, Furey was appointed Speaker of the Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replacing Senator Leo Housakos. He resigned from the Independent Liberal caucus upon assuming the Speaker's chair.
- "Trudeau's expulsion catches Liberal senators by surprise". Globe and Mail. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- Gloria Galloway (3 December 2015). "Liberals setting up advisory board to fill empty Senate seats". Globe and Mail.
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