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Former Leaders of the Opposition 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 - 5 Nov 1873The Honourable Luc Letellier de St-JustNationalist Liberal
7 Nov 1873 - 8 Oct 1878The Honourable Alexander CampbellConservative
8 Oct 1878 - 27 Apr 1886The Honourable Sir Richard William ScottLiberal
27 Apr 1896 - 1 Mar 1906The Honourable Sir Mackenzie BowellConservative
1 Apr 1906 - 6 Oct 1911The Honourable Sir James Alexander LougheedConservative
6 Oct 1911 - 24 Sep 1912The Honourable Sir Richard John CartwrightLiberal
24 Sep 1912 - 7 Mar 1914The Honourable Sir George William RossLiberal
19 Mar 1914 - 1 Jan 1919The Honourable Hewitt BostockLiberal
1 Jan 1919 - 31 Dec 1919The Honourable Raoul DandurandLiberal
1 Jan 1920 - 28 Dec 1921The Honourable Hewitt BostockLiberal
28 Dec 1921 - 2 Nov 1925The Honourable Sir James Alexander LougheedConservative
2 Nov 1925 - 31 Dec 1925The Honourable G.D. RobertsonConservative
1 Jan 1926 - 28 Jun 1926The Honourable William Benjamin RossConservative
29 Jun 1926 - 1 Jul 1926The Honourable Raoul DandurandLiberal
31 Dec 1926 - 10 Jan 1929The Honourable William Benjamin RossConservative
11 Jan 1929 - 7 Aug 1930The Honourable Wellington Bartley WilloughbyConservative
7 Aug 1930 - 22 Oct 1935The Honourable Raoul DandurandLiberal
22 Oct 1935 - 16 Jan 1942The Right Honourable Arthur MeighenConservative
16 Jan 1942 - 10 Dec 1942The Honourable Charles Colquhoun BallantyneConservative
11 Dec 1942 - 11 Sep 1945The Honourable Charles Colquhoun BallantyneProgressive Conservative
12 Sep 1945 - 20 Jun 1957The Honourable John Thomas HaigProgressive Conservative
20 Jun 1957 - 21 Apr 1963The Honourable William Ross MacdonaldLiberal
22 Apr 1963 - 31 Oct 1967The Honourable Alfred Johnson BrooksProgressive Conservative
31 Oct 1967 - 3 Jun 1979The Honourable Jacques FlynnProgressive Conservative
3 Jun 1979 - 2 Mar 1979The Honourable Raymond Joseph PerraultLiberal
3 Mar 1980 - 16 Sep 1984The Honourable Jacques FlynnProgressive Conservative
16 Sep 1984 - 30 Nov 1991The Honourable Allan Joseph MacEachenLiberal
30 Nov 1991 - 25 Oct 1993The Honourable Royce Herbert FrithLiberal
25 Oct 1993 - 1 Feb 2004The Honourable John Lynch-StauntonProgressive Conservative
2 Feb 2004 - 30 Sep 2004The Honourable John Lynch-StauntonConservative
1 Oct 2004 - 8 Feb 2006The Honourable NoŰl KinsellaConservative
8 Feb 2006 - 18 Jan 2007The Honourable Dan HaysLiberal
18 Jan 2007 - 3 Nov 2007The Honourable CÚline Hervieux-PayetteLiberal
2008 - 2015The Honourable Jim CowanLiberal
2015 - 2017The Honourable Claude CarignanConservative
2017 - The Honourable Larry SmithConservative

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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