List of Prince Edward Island senators

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This is a list of past and present Canadian senators from the province of Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island, was guaranteed four Senate seats at the 1864 conference in Quebec City of the "Fathers of Confederation", Prince Edward Island representatives campaigned for equal representation claiming that the rights of small provinces needed to be safe guarded. Prince Edward Island delayed joining confederation until 1873 for various reasons including the Senate question. Under the Prince Edward Island Terms of Union, 1873 Prince Edward Island was given four Senate seats.

Current Senators[edit]

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed
by 2
Mandatory retirement
  Percy Downe Liberal Charlottetown March 26, 2003 Chrétien July 8, 2029
  Mike Duffy Non-affiliated (ISG) Cavendish January 2, 2009 Harper May 21, 2021
  Diane Griffin Non-affiliated (ISG) Prince Edward Island November 10, 2016 Trudeau, J. March 18, 2022
  Elizabeth Hubley Liberal Prince Edward Island March 8, 2001 Chrétien September 8, 2017

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent Prince Edward Island. 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.

Historical[edit]

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 End of Term
  Doris Margaret Anderson Liberal St. Peter's, Kings County September 21, 1995 Chrétien July 5, 1997
  Joseph-Octave Arsenault Conservative Prince Edward Island February 18, 1895 Bowell December 14, 1897
  George Hilton Barbour Liberal Prince July 6, 1949 St. Laurent February 6, 1962
  Lorne Bonnell Liberal Murray River November 15, 1971 Trudeau, P. E. January 4, 1998
  Catherine Callbeck Liberal Prince Edward Island September 23, 1997 Chrétien July 25, 2014
  Jedediah Slason Carvell Conservative Charlottetown December 18, 1879 MacDonald July 3, 1894
  Donald Ferguson Conservative Queen's September 4, 1893 Thompson September 3, 1909
  Thomas Vincent Grant Liberal Montague June 25, 1949 St. Laurent August 19, 1965
  Thomas Heath Haviland Conservative Prince Edward Island October 18, 1873 Macdonald July 1, 1879
  Robert Haythorne Liberal Queen's October 18, 1873 Macdonald May 7, 1891
  George William Howlan Liberal Alberton October 18, 1873
January 5, 1881
March 25, 1891
Macdonald December 27, 1880
February 18, 1891
February 1, 1894
  James Joseph Hughes Liberal King's September 5, 1925 King March 5, 1941
  Florence Elsie Inman Liberal Murray Harbour July 28, 1955 St. Laurent May 31, 1986
  Archibald Johnstone Liberal Prince Edward Island March 6, 1998 Chrétien June 12, 1999
  John Walter Jones Liberal Queen's May 19, 1953 St. Laurent March 31, 1954
  Thomas Joseph Kickham Liberal Cardigan July 8, 1966 Pearson December 1, 1974
  Creelman MacArthur Liberal Prince September 5, 1925 King December 27, 1943
  Andrew Macdonald Liberal-Conservative Charlottetown May 11, 1891 Macdonald March 21, 1912
  John Alexander Macdonald Conservative Cardigan July 20, 1935 Bennett November 15, 1948
  John Joseph MacDonald Progressive Conservative Queen's January 27, 1958 Diefenbaker April 20, 1971
  Heath MacQuarrie Progressive Conservative Hillsborough October 3, 1979 Clark September 18, 1994
  James P. McIntyre Liberal Mount Stewart February 19, 1943 King April 8, 1957
  John McLean Conservative Souris December 3, 1915 Borden February 20, 1936
  Donald Montgomery Conservative Park Corner October 18, 1873 Macdonald July 31, 1893
  Patrick Charles Murphy Conservative Tignish November 20, 1912 Borden March 6, 1925
  Melvin Perry Liberal Prince Edward Island August 11, 1999 Chrétien August 23, 2000
  Orville Howard Phillips Progressive Conservative Prince February 5, 1963 Diefenbaker March 24, 1999
  Benjamin Charles Prowse Liberal Charlottetown May 5, 1911 Laurier February 22, 1930
  Samuel Prowse Liberal-Conservative King's September 14, 1889 MacDonald January 14, 1902
  James Edwin Robertson Liberal Prince Edward Island February 7, 1902 Laurier April 13, 1915
  Brewer Waugh Robinson Liberal Summerside April 19, 1945 King January 20, 1949
  Eileen Rossiter Progressive Conservative Prince Edward Island November 17, 1986 Mulroney July 14, 2004
  John Ewen Sinclair Liberal Queen's June 7, 1930 King December 23, 1949
  John Yeo Liberal East Prince November 19, 1898 Laurier December 14, 1924

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent Prince Edward Island. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within Prince Edward Island 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 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
  Michael Forrestall Conservative Dartmouth/Eastern Shore, NS September 27, 1990 Mulroney November 10, 1994 Nova Scotia Robert Muir June 9, 2006
  James W. Ross Progressive Conservative Maritimes divisional September 27, 1990 Mulroney April 26, 1991 New Brunswick Richard Hatfield 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.

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