List of senators in the 37th Parliament of Canada

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This is a list of members of the Canadian Senate in the 37th Parliament of Canada.

The province of Quebec has 24 Senate divisions which are constitutionally mandated. In all other provinces, a Senate division is strictly an optional designation of the senator's own choosing, and has no real constitutional or legal standing. A senator who does not choose a special senate division is designated a senator for the province at large.[1]

Names in bold indicate senators in the 26th or 27th Canadian Ministry.[2]

List of senators[edit]

Senators at the beginning of the 37th Parliament[edit]

[3] Name Party Province (Division) Date appointed Appointed by Left office Reason
  Willie Adams Liberal Nunavut April 5, 1977 Trudeau June 22, 2009 Retirement
     Raynell Andreychuk Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan March 11, 1993 Mulroney Incumbent
  W. David Angus Progressive Conservative Quebec (Alma) June 10, 1993 Mulroney July 21, 2012 Retirement
  Norman Atkins Progressive Conservative Ontario (Markham) June 30, 1986 Mulroney June 27, 2009 Retirement
  Jack Austin Liberal British Columbia (Vancouver South) August 19, 1975 Trudeau March 2, 2007 Retirement
  Lise Bacon Liberal Quebec (De la Durantaye) September 15, 1994 Chrétien August 25, 2009 Retirement
  Tommy Banks Liberal Alberta April 7, 2000 Chrétien December 17, 2011 Retirement
     Gérald Beaudoin Progressive Conservative Quebec (Rigaud) September 26, 1988 Mulroney April 15, 2004 Retirement
  Eric Berntson Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan September 27, 1990 Mulroney February 27, 2001 Resignation
  Roch Bolduc Progressive Conservative Quebec (Gulf) September 26, 1988 Mulroney September 10, 2003 Retirement
  John G. Bryden Liberal New Brunswick November 23, 1994 Chrétien October 31, 2009 Resignation
     John Buchanan Progressive Conservative Nova Scotia (Halifax) September 12, 1990 Mulroney April 22, 2006 Retirement
  Catherine Callbeck Liberal Prince Edward Island September 22, 1997 Chrétien July 25, 2014 Retirement
  Pat Carney Progressive Conservative British Columbia August 30, 1990 Mulroney January 31, 2008 Resignation
  Sharon Carstairs Liberal Manitoba September 15, 1994 Chrétien October 17, 2011 Resignation
  Thelma Chalifoux Liberal Alberta November 26, 1997 Chrétien February 8, 2004 Retirement
  Marie Charette-Poulin Liberal Ontario (Northern Ontario) September 21, 1995 Chrétien April 17, 2015 Resignation
  Ione Christensen Liberal Yukon September 2, 1999 Chrétien December 31, 2006 Resignation
     Ethel Cochrane Progressive Conservative Newfoundland and Labrador November 17, 1986 Mulroney September 23, 2012 Retirement
  Erminie Cohen Progressive Conservative New Brunswick (Saint John) June 4, 1993 Mulroney July 23, 2001 Retirement
     Gerald Comeau Progressive Conservative Nova Scotia August 30, 1990 Mulroney November 30, 2013 Resignation
  Joan Cook Liberal Newfoundland and Labrador March 6, 1998 Chrétien October 6, 2009 Retirement
  Anne Cools Liberal Ontario (Toronto Centre) January 13, 1984 Trudeau Incumbent
  Eymard Corbin Liberal New Brunswick (Grand-Sault) July 9, 1984 Turner August 2, 2009 Retirement
  Jane Cordy Liberal Nova Scotia June 9, 2000 Chrétien Incumbent
  Pierre de Bané Liberal Quebec (De la Vallière) June 29, 1984 Trudeau August 2, 2013 Retirement
  Mabel DeWare Progressive Conservative New Brunswick (Moncton) September 23, 1990 Mulroney August 9, 2001 Retirement
  Consiglio Di Nino Progressive Conservative Ontario August 30, 1990 Mulroney June 30, 2012 Resignation
  C. William Doody Progressive Conservative Newfoundland and Labrador (Harbour Main-Bell Island) October 3, 1979 Clark December 27, 2005 Death
  Trevor Eyton Progressive Conservative Ontario September 23, 1990 Mulroney July 12, 2009 Retirement
  Joyce Fairbairn Liberal Alberta (Lethbridge) June 29, 1984 Trudeau January 18, 2013 Resignation
  Marisa Ferretti Barth Liberal Quebec (Repentigny) September 22, 1997 Chrétien April 28, 2006 Retirement
  Sheila Finestone Liberal Quebec (Montarville) August 11, 1999 Chrétien January 28, 2002 Retirement
  Isobel Finnerty Liberal Ontario September 2, 1999 Chrétien July 15, 2005 Retirement
  Ross Fitzpatrick Liberal British Columbia (Okanagan-Similkameen) March 6, 1998 Chrétien February 4, 2008 Retirement
  Michael Forrestall Progressive Conservative Nova Scotia (Dartmouth/Eastern Shore) September 27, 1990 Mulroney June 8, 2006 Death
  Joan Fraser Liberal Quebec (De Lorimier) September 17, 1998 Chrétien Incumbent
  George Furey Liberal Newfoundland and Labrador August 11, 1999 Chrétien Incumbent
  Jean-Robert Gauthier Liberal Ontario (Ottawa—Vanier) November 23, 1994 Chrétien October 22, 2004 Retirement
  Aurélien Gill Liberal Quebec (Wellington) September 17, 1998 Chrétien August 26, 2008 Retirement
  Jerry Grafstein Liberal Ontario (Metro Toronto) January 13, 1984 Trudeau January 2, 2010 Retirement
  Alasdair Graham Liberal Nova Scotia (The Highlands) April 27, 1972 Trudeau May 21, 2004 Retirement
     Leonard Gustafson Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan May 26, 1993 Mulroney November 10, 2008 Retirement
  Dan Hays Liberal Alberta (Calgary) June 29, 1984 Trudeau June 30, 2007 Resignation
  Céline Hervieux-Payette Liberal Quebec (Bedford) March 21, 1995 Chrétien April 22, 2016 Retirement
  Janis Johnson Progressive Conservative Manitoba September 27, 1990 Mulroney September 27, 2016 Resignation
  Serge Joyal Liberal Quebec (Kennebec) November 26, 1997 Chrétien Incumbent
     James Kelleher Progressive Conservative Ontario September 23, 1990 Mulroney October 2, 2005 Retirement
  Betty Kennedy Liberal Ontario June 20, 2000 Chrétien January 4, 2001 Retirement
  Colin Kenny Liberal Ontario (Rideau) June 29, 1984 Trudeau Incumbent
     Wilbert Keon Progressive Conservative Ontario (Ottawa) September 27, 1990 Mulroney May 17, 2010 Retirement
  Noël Kinsella Progressive Conservative New Brunswick (Fredericton—York—Sunbury) September 12, 1990 Mulroney November 27, 2014 Retirement
  Michael J. L. Kirby Liberal Nova Scotia (South Shore) January 13, 1984 Trudeau October 31, 2006 Resignation
  Leo Kolber Liberal Quebec (Victoria) December 23, 1983 Trudeau January 18, 2004 Retirement
  Richard Kroft Liberal Manitoba June 11, 1998 Chrétien September 24, 2004 Resignation
  Thérèse Lavoie-Roux Progressive Conservative Quebec (Acadie) September 27, 1990 Mulroney March 12, 2001 Resignation
  Edward M. Lawson Independent British Columbia (Vancouver) October 7, 1970 Trudeau September 24, 2004 Retirement
     Marjory LeBreton Progressive Conservative Ontario June 18, 1993 Mulroney July 4, 2015 Retirement
  Rose-Marie Losier-Cool Liberal New Brunswick (Tracadie) March 21, 1995 Chrétien June 18, 2012 Retirement
     John Lynch-Staunton Progressive Conservative Quebec (Grandville) September 23, 1990 Mulroney June 19, 2005 Retirement
  Shirley Maheu Liberal Quebec (Rougemont) February 1, 1996 Chrétien February 1, 2006 Death
  Frank Mahovlich Liberal Ontario (Toronto) June 11, 1998 Chrétien January 10, 2013 Retirement
     Michael Meighen Progressive Conservative Ontario (St. Marys) September 27, 1990 Mulroney February 6, 2012 Resignation
  Léonce Mercier Liberal Quebec (Mille Isles) August 9, 1996 Chrétien August 11, 2001 Retirement
  Lorna Milne Liberal Ontario (Brampton & Peel County) September 21, 1995 Chrétien December 13, 2009 Retirement
  Gildas Molgat Liberal Manitoba (Ste. Rose) October 7, 1970 Trudeau February 28, 2001 Death
  Wilfred Moore Liberal Nova Scotia (Stanhope St./South Shore) September 26, 1996 Chrétien January 14, 2017 Retirement
  Lowell Murray Progressive Conservative Ontario (Pakenham) September 13, 1979 Clark September 26, 2011 Retirement
  Pierre Claude Nolin Progressive Conservative Quebec (De Salaberry) June 18, 1993 Mulroney April 23, 2015 Death
     Donald Oliver Progressive Conservative Nova Scotia (South Shore) September 7, 1990 Mulroney November 16, 2013 Retirement
  Landon Pearson Liberal Ontario September 15, 1994 Chrétien November 16, 2005 Retirement
  Lucie Pépin Liberal Quebec (Shawinigan) April 8, 1997 Chrétien September 7, 2011 Retirement
  Ray Perrault Liberal British Columbia (North Shore-Burnaby) October 5, 1973 Trudeau February 6, 2001 Retirement
  Michael Pitfield Independent Ontario (Ottawa—Vanier) December 22, 1982 Trudeau June 1, 2010 Resignation
  Vivienne Poy Liberal Ontario (Toronto) September 17, 1998 Chrétien September 17, 2012 Resignation
  Marcel Prud'homme Independent Quebec (La Salle) May 26, 1993 Mulroney November 30, 2009 Retirement
     Jean-Claude Rivest Progressive Conservative Quebec (Stadacona) March 11, 1993 Mulroney January 31, 2015 Resignation
     Brenda Robertson Progressive Conservative New Brunswick (Riverview) December 21, 1984 Mulroney May 23, 2004 Retirement
  Fernand Robichaud Liberal New Brunswick September 22, 1997 Chrétien December 2, 2014 Retirement
  Douglas Roche Independent Alberta (Edmonton) September 17, 1998 Chrétien June 14, 2004 Retirement
  Bill Rompkey Liberal Newfoundland and Labrador September 21, 1995 Chrétien May 13, 2011 Retirement
  Eileen Rossiter Progressive Conservative Prince Edward Island November 17, 1986 Mulroney July 14, 2004 Retirement
  Raymond Setlakwe Liberal Quebec (The Laurentides) June 20, 2000 Chrétien July 3, 2003 Retirement
  Nick Sibbeston Liberal Northwest Territories September 2, 1999 Chrétien Incumbent
  Jean-Maurice Simard Progressive Conservative New Brunswick (Edmundston) June 26, 1985 Mulroney June 16, 2001 Death
  Herbert O. Sparrow Liberal Saskatchewan February 9, 1968 Pearson January 4, 2005 Retirement
  Mira Spivak Progressive Conservative Manitoba November 17, 1986 Mulroney July 12, 2009 Retirement
  Raymond Squires Liberal Newfoundland and Labrador June 9, 2000 Chrétien February 6, 2001 Retirement
  Gerry St. Germain Canadian Alliance British Columbia (Langley-Pemberton-Whistler) June 23, 1993 Mulroney November 6, 2012 Retirement
  Peter Stollery Liberal Ontario (Bloor and Yonge (Toronto)) July 2, 1981 Trudeau November 29, 2010 Retirement
     Terry Stratton Progressive Conservative Manitoba (Red River) March 25, 1993 Mulroney March 16, 2013 Retirement
  Nicholas Taylor Liberal Alberta (Bon Accord & Sturgeon County) March 7, 1996 Chrétien November 17, 2002 Retirement
  David Tkachuk Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan June 8, 1993 Mulroney Incumbent
  Charlie Watt Liberal Quebec (Inkerman) January 16, 1984 Trudeau Incumbent
  Jack Wiebe Liberal Saskatchewan April 7, 2000 Chrétien January 31, 2004 Resignation
  Lois Miriam Wilson Independent Ontario (Toronto) June 11, 1998 Chrétien April 8, 2002 Retirement

Senators appointed during the 37th Parliament[edit]

[4] Name Party Province (Division) Date appointed Appointed by Left office Reason
  Libbe Hubley Liberal Prince Edward Island March 8, 2001 Chrétien Incumbent
  Yves Morin Liberal Quebec (Lauzon) March 8, 2001 Chrétien November 28, 2004 Retirement
  James Tunney Liberal Ontario (Grafton) March 8, 2001 Chrétien June 16, 2002 Retirement
  Mobina Jaffer Liberal British Columbia June 13, 2001 Chrétien Incumbent
  Laurier LaPierre Liberal Ontario June 13, 2001 Chrétien November 21, 2004 Retirement
  Viola Léger Liberal New Brunswick (Acadie) June 13, 2001 Chrétien June 29, 2005 Retirement
  Jean Lapointe Liberal Quebec (Saurel) June 13, 2001 Chrétien December 6, 2010 Retirement
  Joseph A. Day Liberal New Brunswick (Saint John-Kennebecasis) October 4, 2001 Chrétien Incumbent
  Michel Biron Liberal Quebec (Mille Isles) October 4, 2001 Chrétien March 16, 2009 Retirement
  Gerard Phalen Liberal Nova Scotia October 4, 2001 Chrétien March 28, 2009 Retirement
  Ron Duhamel Liberal Manitoba January 15, 2002 Chrétien September 30, 2002 Death
  George Baker Liberal Newfoundland and Labrador March 26, 2002 Chrétien Incumbent
  Raymond Lavigne Liberal Quebec (Montarville) March 26, 2002 Chrétien March 21, 2011 Resignation
  David Smith Liberal Ontario (Cobourg) June 25, 2002 Chrétien May 16, 2016 Retirement
  Pana Merchant Liberal Saskatchewan December 12, 2002 Chrétien Incumbent
  Maria Chaput Liberal Manitoba December 12, 2002 Chrétien March 1, 2016 Resignation
  Pierrette Ringuette Liberal New Brunswick December 12, 2002 Chrétien Incumbent
  Percy Downe Liberal Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) June 26, 2003 Chrétien Incumbent
  Paul Massicotte Liberal Quebec (De Lanaudière) June 26, 2003 Chrétien Incumbent
  Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Liberal New Brunswick September 9, 2003 Chrétien October 22, 2008 Retirement
  Madeleine Plamondon Independent Quebec (The Laurentides) September 9, 2003 Chrétien September 21, 2006 Retirement
  Mac Harb Liberal Ontario September 9, 2003 Chrétien August 26, 2013 Resignation
  Terry Mercer Liberal Nova Scotia (North End Halifax) November 7, 2003 Chrétien Incumbent
  Jim Munson Liberal Ontario (Ottawa/Rideau Canal) December 10, 2003 Chrétien Incumbent

Left Senate during the 37th Parliament[edit]

[4] Date Name Party Representing Details
  January 4, 2001 Betty Kennedy Liberal Ontario Retirement
  February 6, 2001 Raymond Squires Liberal Newfoundland and Labrador Retirement
  February 6, 2001 Ray Perrault Liberal British Columbia (North Shore-Burnaby) Retirement
  February 27, 2001 Eric Berntson Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan Resignation
  February 28, 2001 Gildas Molgat Liberal Manitoba (Ste. Rose) Death
  March 12, 2001 Thérèse Lavoie-Roux Progressive Conservative Quebec (Acadie) Resignation
  June 16, 2001 Jean-Maurice Simard Progressive Conservative New Brunswick (Edmundston) Death
  July 23, 2001 Erminie Cohen Progressive Conservative New Brunswick (Saint John) Retirement
  August 9, 2001 Mabel DeWare Progressive Conservative New Brunswick (Moncton) Retirement
  August 11, 2001 Léonce Mercier Liberal Quebec (Mille Isles) Retirement
  January 28, 2002 Sheila Finestone Liberal Quebec (Montarville) Retirement
  April 8, 2002 Lois Miriam Wilson Independent Ontario (Toronto) Retirement
  June 16, 2002 James Tunney Liberal Ontario (Grafton) Retirement
  September 30, 2002 Ron Duhamel Liberal Manitoba Death
  November 17, 2002 Nicholas Taylor Liberal Alberta (Bon Accord & Sturgeon County) Retirement
  July 3, 2003 Raymond Setlakwe Liberal Quebec (The Laurentides) Retirement
  September 10, 2003 Roch Bolduc Progressive Conservative Quebec (Gulf) Retirement
  January 18, 2004 Leo Kolber Liberal Quebec (Victoria) Retirement
  January 31, 2004 Jack Wiebe Liberal Saskatchewan Resignation
  February 8, 2004 Thelma Chalifoux Liberal Alberta Retirement
  April 15, 2004 Gérald Beaudoin Conservative Quebec (Rigaud) Retirement
  May 21, 2004 Alasdair Graham Liberal Nova Scotia (The Highlands) Retirement
  May 23, 2004 Brenda Robertson Conservative New Brunswick Retirement
  June 14, 2004 Douglas Roche Independent Alberta (Edmonton) Retirement


Changes in party affiliation during the 37th Parliament[edit]

[4] Date Name Party (subsequent) Party (previous) Details
  February 2, 2004 Janis Johnson Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 W. David Angus Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 David Tkachuk Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Pierre Claude Nolin Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Pat Carney Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Noël Kinsella Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Trevor Eyton Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Consiglio Di Nino Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Gerry St. Germain Conservative Canadian Alliance Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Eileen Rossiter Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Michael Forrestall Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Brenda Robertson Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Marjory LeBreton Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Gerald Comeau Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Gérald Beaudoin Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Leonard Gustafson Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Mira Spivak Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 James Kelleher Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Ethel Cochrane Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 John Lynch-Staunton Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Michael Meighen Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Terry Stratton Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Donald Oliver Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 John Buchanan Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Wilbert Keon Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 2, 2004 Raynell Andreychuk Conservative Progressive Conservative Joined the new Conservative Party formed from the merger between the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance.
  February 3, 2004 Mira Spivak Independent Conservative Chose to sit as an independent after originally joining the new Conservative Party.
  February 4, 2004 Edward M. Lawson Liberal Independent
  June 2, 2004 Jean-Claude Rivest Independent Progressive Conservative
  June 8, 2004 Anne Cools Conservative Liberal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, Pierre G. (1939). The Canadian parliamentary guide. The University of California. 
  2. ^ "Senators members of the Ministry". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Senators: 37th Parliament of Canada". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  4. ^ a b c "Party Standings - 37th Parliament of Canada". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2011-05-08.