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Former Leaders of the Government in the Senate


The Senate was created under the Constitution Act, 1867, primarily to protect regional interests but also to provide what George-Etienne Cartier called a "power of resistance to oppose the democratic element."

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Dates of OfficeLeaderPolitical Affiliation
1 Jul 1867 - 7 Nov 1873The Honourable Alexander CampbellConservative
7 Nov 1873 - 14 Dec 1876The Honourable Luc Letellier de St-JustNationalist Liberal
14 Dec 1876 - 7 Oct 1878The Honourable Sir Sir Richard William ScottLiberal
18 Oct 1878 - 26 Jan 1887The Honourable Alexander CampbellConservative
12 May 1887 - 1891The Honourable Frank SmithLiberal-Conservative
1891 - 30 Oct 1893The Honourable Sir John Joseph Caldwell AbbottLiberal-Conservative
31 Oct 1893 - 27 Apr 1896The Honourable Sir Mackenzie BowellConservative
19 Aug 1896 - 18 Nov 1897The Honourable Sir Oliver MowatLiberal
18 Nov 1897 - 7 Feb 1902The Honourable David MillsLiberal
14 Dec 1902 - 1908The Honourable Sir Richard William ScottLiberal
1909 - 6 Oct 1911The Honourable Sir Richard John CartwrightLiberal
10 Oct 1911 - 28 Dec 1921The Honourable Sir James Alexander LougheedConservative
29 Dec 1921 - 28 Jun 1926The Honourable Raoul DandurandLiberal
28 Jun 1926 - 24 Sep 1926The Honourable William Benjamin RossConservative
25 Sep 1926 - 6 Aug 1930The Honourable Raoul DandurandLiberal
7 Aug 1930 - 3 Feb 1931The Honourable Wellington Bartley WilloughbyConservative
3 Feb 1932 - 22 Oct 1935The Right Honourable Arthur MeighenConservative
23 Oct 1925 - 11 Mar 1942The Honourable Raoul DandurandLiberal
26 May 1942 - 24 Aug 1945The Honourable James Horace KingLiberal
24 Aug 1945 - 14 Oct 1953The Honourable Wishart McLea RobertsonLiberal
14 Oct 1953 - 21 Jun 1957The Honourable William Ross MacdonaldLiberal
21 Jun 1957 - 9 Oct 1957
Vacant

9 Oct 1957 - 11 May 1958The Honourable John Thomas HaigProgressive Conservative
12 May 1958 - 30 Aug 1962The Honourable Walter Morley AseltineProgressive Conservative
31 Aug 1962 - 21 Apr 1963The Honourable Alfred Johnson BrooksProgressive Conservative
22 Apr 1963 - 2 Feb 1964The Honourable William Ross MacdonaldLiberal
3 Feb 1964 - 19 Apr 1968The Honourable John Joseph ConnollyLiberal
20 Apr 1968 - 7 Aug 1974The Honourable Paul Joseph James MartinLiberal
8 Aug 1974 - 3 Jun 1979The Honourable Raymond Joseph PerraultLiberal
4 Jun 1979 - 2 Mar 1980The Honourable Jacques FlynnProgressive Conservative
3 Mar 1980 - 29 Sep 1983The Honourable Raymond Joseph PerraultLiberal
30 Sep 1983 - 29 Jun 1984The Honourable Horace Andrew (Bud) OlsonLiberal
30 Jun 1984 - 16 Sep 1984The Honourable Allan Joseph MacEachenLiberal
17 Sep 1984 - 29 Jun 1986The Honourable Dufferin (Duff) RoblinProgressive Conservative
30 Jun 1986 - 3 Nov 1993The Honourable Lowell MurrayProgressive Conservative
4 Nov 1993 - 10 Jun 1997The Honourable Joyce FairbairnLiberal
11 Jun 1997 - 3 Oct 1999The Honourable Alasdair Bernard GrahamLiberal
4 Oct 1999 - 8 Jan 2001The Honourable James Bernard (Bernie) BoudreauLiberal
9 Jan 2001 - 11 Dec 2003The Honourable Sharon CarstairsLiberal
12 Dec 2003 - 6 Feb 2006The Honourable Jacob (Jack) AustinLiberal
6 Feb 2006 - 30 Aug 2013The Honourable Marjory LeBretonConservative
30 Aug 2013 - 2015The Honourable Claude CarignanConservative
2016 - The Honourable Peter Harder(No party affiliation)

SOURCE: Library of Parliament.

See also
Senate
Speaker of the Senate
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

External Links
Parliament of Canada Official Website


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