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Former Ushers of the Black Rod


The Usher of the Black Rod is a senior parliamentary officer appointed by Order in Council. The Black Rod, as the Usher is known to senators, is a senior protocol officer in Parliament and a floor officer of the Senate.

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Dates of OfficeUsher of the Black Rod
1867–1875Ren้ Kimber
1875–1901Ren้ Edouard Kimber
1902–1904Molyneux St. John
1904–1925Ernest John Chambers
1925–1946Andrew Ruthven Thompson
1947–1970Charles Rock Lamoureux
1970–1979A. Guy Vandelac
1979–1983Thomas Guy Bowie
1983-1984Charles Askwith (Acting)
1984–1985Claude G. Lajoie
1985–1989Ren้ M. Jalbert
1989–1990Rene Gutknecht
1990–1997Jean Dor้
1997–2001Mary C. McLaren
2001-2002Blair Armitage (Acting)
2002–2008Terrance J. Christopher
2008–2013Kevin MacLeod
Oct 1 2013 -J. Greg Peters

SOURCE: Senate of Canada.

See also
Senate
Usher of the Black Rod

External Links
Senate of Canada Official Website
Usher of the Black Rod Official Website


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