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 Non-affiliated (ISG)4 Alberta January 25, 2013 Harper May 10, 2027
  Elaine McCoy Non-affiliated (ISG)5 Alberta March 24, 2005 Martin March 7, 2021
  Grant Mitchell Non-affiliated 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.
4 Originally a Conservative, Black changed his designation to Independent in July 2016, and later joined the Independent Senators Group.
5 Elaine McCoy was the last remaining member of the Canadian Senate to sit as a Progressive Conservative following the retirement of Senator Lowell Murray on September 26, 2011. On February 11, 2013 she changed her designation to Independent Progressive Conservative, before changing it once again, to Independent, on February 17, 2016.[1] McCoy later was a founding member of the Independent Senators Group.

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, P. E. 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, P. E. 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, P. E. September 20, 1983
  Edward Michener Conservative Alberta February 5, 1918 Borden June 16, 1947
  Bud Olson Liberal Alberta South April 5, 1977 Trudeau, P. E. 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 designate themselves to a senate division in any province of their choosing in their region.

Name Party1 Division2 Date appointed Appointed by3 Date shifted to provincial Province shifted to Provincial seat vacated by End of Term
  Janis Johnson Conservative Winnipeg-Interlake September 27, 1990 Mulroney October 4, 1990 Manitoba Joseph-Philippe Guay September 27, 2016
  Eric Berntson Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan September 27, 1990 Mulroney January 26, 1991 Saskatchewan David Steuart February 27, 2001

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MCCOY, The Hon. Elaine, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.". PARLINFO. Retrieved March 19, 2016. )

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