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Representation in the Canadian Senate is divided into seats on a provincial basis. When members are appointed to represent a province, they may choose an optional senate division. In the case of Quebec they will be appointed to one of 24 fixed senate divisions. Twenty-four senate seats are currently allotted to four regional divisions with extra seats allotted to the three territories and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Senate (French: Sénat) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 11. ... This is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...

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Senate seats

There are currently 105 seats in the Canadian Senate. Seats are divided among provinces and territories and can only change with constitutional amendment, or a constitutional provision that allows seats to change based on certain conditions. Beyond the constitutional allotment of senate seats per province, the seats are grouped into four regions of 24 seats. Provisions under section 26 of the Constitution Act exist to add up to two extra seats per region, with no more then 113 members allowed to sit in the Senate.

Seats in the Canadian Senate chamber.
Seats in the Canadian Senate chamber.

Unlike seats in the House of Commons seats in the Canadian Senate are not adjusted by population. The exception to this rule was a Manitoba expansion clause under the Manitoba Act where Manitoba's seats expanded when the province reached a target population. The clause reached its peak in 1889. The intention of the founding fathers of confederation was to have equality by regions instead. A clause also exists where a province can not have fewer seats in the House of Commons than it has in the Senate. Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1395 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1395 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Currently senators are appointed to a seat until the age of seventy-five. A Senate vacancy can open up earlier if a senator dies, resigns, misses a prescibed number of senate sittings, declares bankruptcy, fails to own property in his province or Quebec senate division, resigns citizenship or is convicted of a felony.


See also: Party standings and composition by seat in the Senate. Party Standings in the Canadian Senate: (as of November 16, 2005) Seating Plan Official Seating Plan (pdf format) (As of November 16, 2005) Notes: The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada ceased to exist in 2003, but Senators Lowell Murray, Norman K. Atkins and William Doody refused to join the new...


Evolution of Senate seats

Evolution of Senate seats
Province (Joined Canada) 1867 1870 1871 1873 1874 1879 1882 1889 1903 1905 1915 1949 1975 1999

Ontario (1867)
Ontario regional division (1867)
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Quebec (1867)
Quebec regional division (1867)
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

New Brunswick (1867)
The Maritimes regional division (1867)
12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Nova Scotia (1867) 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Prince Edward Island (1873) 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Alberta (1905)
The Western Provinces regional division (1915)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 6 6 6
British Columbia (1871) 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6
Manitoba (1870) 0 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 6 6 6 6
Saskatchewan (1905) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 6 6 6

Northwest Territories (1870)
The territories (1879)
0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 1
Nunavut (1999) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Yukon (1898) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Newfoundland and Labrador (1949)
Newfoundland and Labrador (1949)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6
Total 72 74 77 79 77 79 80 81 83 90 96 102 104 105

Note: Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd 1,076,395... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Representation in the Canadian Senate is divided into seats on a provincial basis. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 11. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Representation in the Canadian Senate is divided into seats on a provincial basis. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 2. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Representation in the Canadian Senate is divided into seats on a provincial basis. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 55,283 km² 3. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th) • Land 5,660 km² • Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004) â... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calaber). ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 2. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Representation in the Canadian Senate is divided into seats on a provincial basis. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 2. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 8th 647,797 km² 14. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 7th 651,036 km² 9. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Representation in the Canadian Senate is divided into seats on a provincial basis. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 2... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Motto: none Official languages English Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 1. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Representation in the Canadian Senate is divided into seats on a provincial basis. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ...

  • 1870 The Manitoba Act, 1870 allows for two Senate seats with an expansion up to four adding seats at 50,000 and 75,000 population.
  • 1871 The British Columbia terms of Union, 1871 provides three seats for British Columbia
  • 1873 Under the Prince Edward Terms of Union 1873 Prince Edward Island was given four seats. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia lost two seats to decrease when the first two senators leave office.
  • 1873 New Brunswick Senator William Steeves dies, dropping New Brunswick to 11 seats
  • 1873 Nova Scotia Senator John Locke dies, dropping Nova Scotia to 11 seats.
  • 1874 New Brunswick Senator Robert Hazen dies, dropping New Brunswick to 10 seats
  • 1874 Nova Scotia Senator Ezra Churchill dies, dropping Nova Scotia to 10 seats
  • 1879 Northwest Territories granted 2 seats.
  • 1882 Manitoba reaches the population requirements for its third seat, it gained its fourth in 1889.
  • 1903 Northwest Territories granted 2 additional seats.
  • 1905 Saskatchewan and Alberta are created from the Northwest Territories with 4 seats each, under the Saskatchewan and Alberta Act's Northwest Territories loses 4 seats.
  • 1915 the Western provinces division was created and the seats of the four western provinces were set to six each.
  • 1949 Newfoundland & Labrador joined confederation, and was allotted six seats.
  • 1975 The Yukon is granted its 1st seat, and the Northwest Territories re-gains 1 seat after 70 years.
  • 1999 Nunavut was created from the Northwest Territories and allotted 1 seat.

William Henry Steeves (May 20, 1814 - December 9, 1873) was a merchant, lumberman, politician and Father of Canadian Confederation. ... The Hon. ... Robert Leonard Hazen (15 October 1808 – 15 August 1874) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician. ... The Honorable Ezra Churchill born May 18, 1806 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, was a Canadian Senator for the province of Nova Scotia. ...

Senate divisions

Canadian Senate divisions have two meanings, the first refers to the four regional Senate divisions of 24 senators. The four regional divisions were created with 24 senators as an attempt to provide equality among the regions of Canada. These regions are The Western Provinces, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Newfoundland and Labrador and the Territories are separate from the four regional divisions. These four divisions can be expanded when the need arises to have an extra two senators appointed to each regional division.

Map of Toronto-Centre York a self-designated division created by Senator Anne Cools
Map of Toronto-Centre York a self-designated division created by Senator Anne Cools

The second meaning refers to districts represented by senators from the Canadian Senate. They are dissimilar to House of Commons constituencies in that they are not based upon any population measure but are either fixed in the Constitution Act 1867, in the case of Quebec, or are established upon the appointment of a senator and cease to exist when the senator leaves office. Download high resolution version (990x765, 203 KB)Map of the Senate Division of Toronto Centre York File links The following pages link to this file: Toronto-Centre-York Senate division ... Download high resolution version (990x765, 203 KB)Map of the Senate Division of Toronto Centre York File links The following pages link to this file: Toronto-Centre-York Senate division ... The Honourable Anne Clare Cools, BA (born 1943) is a member of the Canadian Senate. ... List of members of the Senate of Canada in order of seniority in the Senate. ... The Senate (French: Sénat) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The British North America Acts 1867–1975 are a series of Acts of the British Parliament dealing with the government of Canada. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 11. ...


In provinces other than Quebec, senators are appointed to represent the province as a whole and the royal proclamation makes no reference to divisions. Nonetheless, some senators are said to represent specific divisions which are sometimes announced at the time of appointment and sometimes determined later. These senate divisions have no specific geographic boundaries though their names often give an obvious reference to a general geographic area. However a senator will sometimes create boundaries for their senate division even though it has no legal status. A senator can change his or her division in the same manner as party affiliation, simply by notifying the Clerk of the Senate. Some senators have created maps of their senate boundaries even though they hold no legal boundaries. A proclamation (Lat. ...


Changing senate division designations is relatively rare, only five of the current 75 non-Quebec senators have changed their divisions. Reasons for choosing a particular senate division designation vary widely, and there are no specific guidelines or precedents.


Although the origins and exact intentions of self-designated senate divisions are not clear, they were most likely a left-over provision from the October 10, 1864 Quebec City Conference. At that conference, Quebec argued to have its 24 senate divisions prescribed in law. In Quebec, the Constitution mandates that the 24 divisions be the same as those that Canada East held in the Legislative Council of Canada prior to Canadian confederation. October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Several meetings held at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, are called the Quebec Conference. ... Canada East (French: Canada-Est) was the eastern portion of the Province of Canada. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ...


Each of the three territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) has only one senator who represents the entire territory. Motto: none Official languages English Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 1. ... Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 2...


Senators representation of constituents

Senators have the same constitutional provisions to offer services as federal members of parliament. This includes a rarely used provision to maintain a constituency office. Three senators currently have such offices. Two of the three have not designated themselves to a specific divisions, but to represent their province as a whole. While constituency offices are rare, all senators maintain an office on Parliament Hill. Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada Parliament Hill, officially known in French as Colline du Parlement, is a scenic location on the banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Canada. ...


One feature of the Canadian Senate that sets itself apart from the Canadian House of Commons is the introduction of a Private bill. The cost to introduce a private bill in the Senate is $200 compared to $500 for one in the House. Prior to 1961, senators had a lot more "constituency work" because divorce was in the purview of Parliament. There is no legal obligation for providing constituency services. The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... A private bill is the term used for legislation that originates from a particular member of a legislature or parliament or from a member of the public. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ...


Quebec regional division

Map of the Quebec regional division
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Map of the Quebec regional division

The Quebec regional division was created in 1867 at the time of confederation. Quebec has had 24 seats since 1867. The region covers the entire province. Quebec is unique in that it has 24 divisions set in the Constitution Act of 1867 and defined in the Consolidated Statutes of Canada 1859. Quebec senators must own property in their represented divisions. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


The senate boundaries have not been changed since 1867 making large portions of Quebec unrepresented that were added from the Northwest Territories. Quebec can have self-designated senators when the regional expansion clause is activated. Senators who are appointed in a Quebec Senate division must hold the $4,000 property requirement inside that division. Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ...

Quebec permanent divisions
Division # senators Vacant
Alma 8
Bedford 8
De la Durantaye 12
De la Vallière 8
De Lanaudière 8
De Lorimier 9
De Salaberry 10
Grandville 8
Gulf 11
Inkerman 6
Kennebec 10
La Salle 13
Lauzon 10
Mille Isles 17
Montarville 10
Repentigny 7
Rigaud 12
Rougemont 9
Saurel 9
Shawinigan 8
Stadacona 10/11*
The Laurentides 10
Victoria 10
Wellington 9
Quebec self-designated divisions
Division # senators
Acadie 1
Quebec 1

Note:

*Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau declined appointment to the Senate and Stadacona Senate division. Ten senators have served out terms in Stadacona.

See List of Quebec senators Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau KCMG, QC (October 20, 1808 – September 14, 1894) was a Canadian politician, lawyer and businessman. ... This is a list of members of the Canadian Senate from the Province of Quebec. ...


Ontario regional division

Map of the Ontario regional division
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Map of the Ontario regional division

The Ontario regional division was created at the time of confederation in 1867. The region covers the entire province and has not had any changes in seat numbers since 1867. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Ontario has been the most populous province and region in Canada since the birth of the country in 1867. The province has expanded its boundaries twice, to cover land once part of the Northwest Territories. Ontario also holds more seats in the Canadian House of Commons then any other province. Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...


The capital of Canada, Ottawa also resides in Ontario. This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...

Ontario self-designated divisions
Division # Current # Historical Total
Ontario 6 261 32
Toronto 3 15 18
Ottawa 1 6 7
Rideau 1 2 3
Cobourg 1 1 2
Ottawa-Vanier 1 11 2
St. Mary's 1 1 2
Bloor & Yonge/Toronto 1 - 1
Kingston-Frontenac-Leeds 1 - 1
Markham 1 - 1
Metro Toronto 1 - 1
Northern Ontario 1 - 1
Ottawa/Rideau Canal 1 - 1
Pakenham 1 - 1
Peel County 12 - 1
Toronto Centre-York 13 - 1
Toronto Centre 13 1 2
Brampton 12 - 1
Hamilton - 6 6
London - 5 5
Kingston - 4 4
Peel - 4 4
Brockville - 3 3
Carleton - 3 3
Lambton - 3 3
North York - 3 3
Bowmanville - 2 2
Erie - 2 2
Grey - 2 2
Kenora-Rainy River - 2 2
Leeds - 2 2
Lincoln - 2 2
Middlesex - 2 2
Milton - 2 2
Niagara - 2 2
Nipissing - 2 2
Ottawa East - 2 2
Oxford - 2 2
Russell - 2 2
Saugeen - 2 2
Sudbury - 2 2
Toronto South - 2 2
Welland - 2 2
Windsor - 2 2
York - 2 2
Alexandria - 1 1
Algoma - 1 1
Barrie - 1 1
Belleville - 1 1
Bothwell - 1 1
Brantford - 1 1
Burlington - 1 1
Cataraqui - 1 1
Cochrane - 1 1
Dovercourt - 1 1
East Toronto - 1 1
East York - 1 1
Eganville - 1 1
Essex - 1 1
Glen Tay - 1 1
Gormley - 1 1
Grafton - 1 1
Grenville - 1 1
Halton - 1 1
Hamburg - 1 1
Hanover - 1 1
Hastings - 1 1
Hastings-Frontenac - 1 1
Huron - 1 1
Huron-Perth - 1 1
Kent - 1 1
King's - 1 1
Leeds and Grenville - 1 1
Lindsay - 1 1
Midland - 1 1
Monck - 1 1
Nepean - 1 1
Newcastle - 1 1
Newmarket - 1 1
Norfolk - 1 1
North Bruce - 1 1
North Wellington - 1 1
Northcumberland - 1 1
Ottawa West - 1 1
Ottawa Valley - 1 1
Parkdale - 1 1
Parkhill - 1 1
Pembroke - 1 1
Perth - 1 1
Perth North - 1 1
Peterborough - 1 1
Peterborough West - 1 1
Pickering - 1 1
Port Hope - 1 1
Port Severn - 1 1
Prescott - 1 1
Prince Edward - 1 1
Quinté - 1 1
Renfrew - 1 1
Rockcliffe - 1 1
Rosedale - 1 1
St. Catharines - 1 1
St. Thomas - 1 1
Sarnia - 1 1
Scarborough Junction - 1 1
Simcoe - 1 1
Simcoe East - 1 1
South Bruce - 1 1
South Western Ontario - 1 1
South York - 1 1
Surprise Lake - 1 1
Toronto-Parkdale - 1 1
Toronto-Spadina - 1 1
Toronto-Rosedale - 1 1
Toronto-Taddle Creek - 1 1
Toronto-Trinity - 1 1
Toronto West - 1 1
Trent - 1 1
Trenton - 1 1
Victoria - 1 1
Waterloo - 1 1
Wellington South - 1 1
Wentworth - 1 1
Windsor-Walkerville - 1 1
Woodstock - 1 1
York-Caboto - 1 1
York Centre - 1 1
Total senators 227/230
Vacant Seats 1

Note:

  1. Senator Jean-Robert Gauthier changed from Ontario to Ottawa-Vanier
  2. Senator Lorna Milne changed from Brampton to Peel County
  3. Senator Anne Cools changed from Toronto Centre to Toronto Centre-York

See List of Ontario senators The Honourable Jean-Robert Gauthier (born October 22, 1929) is a retired Canadian politician. ... Lorna Anne Milne née Dennison (born December 13, 1934) is a Canadian Senator. ... The Honourable Anne Clare Cools, BA (born 1943) is a member of the Canadian Senate. ... This is a list of past and present Canadian senators representing the province of Ontario. ...


Western Provinces regional division

Western Provinces regional division
Western Provinces regional division

The Western provinces regional division was created under the Constitution Act, 1915 to bring the total to four regional divisions. Six senators would represent the four western provinces Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan for a total of 24 senators. Image File history File links Westernprovinces. ... Image File history File links Westernprovinces. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 2. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 2. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 8th 647,797 km² 14. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 7th 651,036 km² 9. ...


Prior to 1915 the provinces were not organized into a region, and had their own path of evolution. Manitoba gained seats on a set population expansion clause. Alberta and Saskatchewan gained seats from the Northwest Territories. British Columbia was given seats outlined in the Terms of Union.


Alberta has had the unique occurrence of having a senator appointed after being elected in a popular election. Senator Stan Waters was elected in the Alberta Senate nominee election, 1989. Stanley Charles Waters (commonly referred to as Stan Waters) (born June 14, 1920 -died September 25, 1991) was Canadas first, and so far only elected Senator. ... The 1st Alberta Senate nominee election was held on October 16, 1989 which resulted in the first, and only, Canadian Senator appointed following a popular election. ...


Saskatchewan and Alberta

Saskatchewan self-designated divisions
Division # Current # Historical Total
Saskatchewan 4 5 9
Regina 1 5 6
North Battleford 1 - 1
Prince Albert - 3 3
Moose Jaw - 2 2
Saskatoon - 2 2
Assiniboia - 1 1
Central Saskatchewan - 1 1
Lumsden - 1 1
Moosimin - 1 1
Ponteix - 1 1
Prince Albert-Duck Lake - 1 1
Regina-Qu'Appelle - 1 1
Rosetown - 1 1
Saskatchewan North - 1 1
Tantallon - 1 1
Wolseley - 1 1
Total senators 34
Alberta self-designated divisions
Division # Current # Historical Total
Edmonton 3 9 12
Calgary 2 4 6
Lethbridge 1 3 4
Alberta - 7 7
Banff - 2 2
Alberta South - 1 1
Bruce - 1 1
Bon Accord - 1* 1*
Edmonton West - 1 1
Lakeland - 1 1
Medicine Hat - 1 1
Palliser-Foothills - 1 1
St. Albert - 1 1
St. Paul - 1 1
Sturgeon - 1* 1*
Total senators 40/41*




Manitoba and British Columbia

Manitoba self-designated divisions
Division # Current # Historical Total
Manitoba 3 4 7
Winnipeg 1 6 7
Red River 1 1 2
Winnipeg-Interlake 1 - 1
St. Boniface - 5 5
Provencher - 3 3
Marquette - 2 2
Selkirk - 2 2
Brandon - 1 1
Churchill - 1 1
Fort Garry - 1 1
Fort Rouge - 1 1
Killarney - 1 1
Kildonan - 1 1
Lisgar - 1 1
Manitou - 1 1
Portage la Prairie - 1 1
River Heights - 1 1
Souris - 1 1
St. Rose - 1 1
Winnipeg North - 1 1
Winnipeg South - 1 1
Total senators 43
British Columbia self-designated divisions
Division # Current # Historical Total
British Columbia 2 2 4
Vancouver 1 4 5
Vancouver South 1 2 3
Langley-Pemberton-Whistler 1 - 1
Okanagan-Similkameen 1 - 1
Victoria - 4 4
New Westminster - 3 3
Ashcroft - 2 2
Cariboo - 2 2
Kamloops - 2 2
Barkerville - 1 1
Burrard - 1 1
Kamloops-Cariboo - 1 1
Kootenay - 1 1
Kootenay East - 1 1
Lion's Gate - 1 1
Nanaimo - 1 1
Nanaimo-Malaspina - 1 1
North Shore-Burnaby - 1 1
Richmond - 1 1
University-Point Grey - 1 1
Vancouver-Burrard - 1 1
Vancouver-Centre - 1 1
Vancouver-Points Grey - 1 1
Total senators 41

The Maritimes regional division

The Maritimes regional division was created in 1867. At the time of confederation the division contained only Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island was supposed to join but they stalled joining until 1873 in protest for equal representation by province rather than by region. At the Quebec Conference of 1864 the Prince Edward Island representatives believed the only safeguard for a small province would be an equal representation in the Senate. Prince Edward Island held out joining Canada until 1873 and ended up accepting the four senate seats. Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 55,283 km² 3. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 2. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th) • Land 5,660 km² • Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004) â...


Prince Edward Island

The Maritimes Regional division
The Maritimes Regional division
Prince Edward Island self-designated divisions
Division # Current # Historical Total
Prince Edward Island 2 6 8
Charlottetown 1 3 4
Queen's - 4 4
Prince - 3 3
Cardigan - 2 2
King's - 2 2
Alberton - 1 1
East Prince - 1 1
Hillsborough - 1 1
Montague - 1 1
Mount Stewart - 1 1
Murray Harbour - 1 1
Murray River - 1 1
Park Corner - 1 1
St. Peter's, Kings County - 1 1
Souris - 1 1
Summerside - 1 1
Tignish - 1 1
Total senators 33
Vacant Seats 1

Image File history File links Maratimesregional. ...

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

New Brunswick self-designated divisions
Division # Current # Historical Total
New Brunswick 4 12 16
Fredericton-York-Sunbury 1 - 1
Grand-Sault 1 - 1
Saint John-Kennebecasis 1 - 1
St. Louis de Kent 1 - 1
Tracadie 1 - 1
St. John - 9 9
L'Acadie - 4 4
Westmorland - 4 4
Fredericton - 3 3
Gloucester - 3 3
Chatham - 2 2
Kent - 2 2
Moncton - 2 2
Northumberland - 2 2
Northumberland-Miramichi - 2 2
Royal - 2 2
Sunbury - 2 2
Victoria - 2 2
Victoria-Carleton - 2 2
Baie-du-Vin - 1 1
Bathurst - 1 1
Beauséjour - 1 1
Charlotte - 1 1
Charlotte County - 1 1
Dorchester - 1 1
Edmundston - 1 1
Kings and Albert - 1 1
L'Acadie-Acadia - 1 1
Madawaska-Restigouche - 1 1
Milltown - 1 1
Nashwaak Valley - 1 1
Queen's - 1 1
Restigouche-Gloucester - 1 1
Richibucto - 1 1
Riverview - 1 1
Rockwood - 1 1
Rothesay - 1 1
St. John-Albert - 1 1
St. George - 1 1
St. John City - 1 1
St. John (Lancaster) - 1 1
Shediac - 1 1
Southern New Brunswick - 1 1
Village of Cap-Pelé - 1 1
York - 1 1
Total senators 88
Vacant Seats 1
Nova Scotia self-designated divisions
Division # Current # Historical Total
Nova Scotia 4 14 18
Halifax 2 9 11
Dartmouth/Eastern Shore 1 - 1
Northend Halifax 1 - 1
Stanhope St./Bluenose 1 - 1
South Shore 1 - 1
Amherst - 4 4
Cape Breton - 4 4
Pictou - 4 4
Colchester - 3 3
Lunenburg - 3 3
Antigonish-Guysborough - 2 2
Halifax-Dartmouth - 2 2
King's - 2 2
New Glasgow - 2 2
North Sydney - 2 2
Yarmouth - 2 2
Antigonish - 1 1
Bedford-Halifax - 1 1
Cape Breton-The Sydneys - 1 1
Clare - 1 1
Colchester-Cumberland - 1 1
Colchester-Hants - 1 1
Cumberland - 1 1
Digby-Clare - 1 1
Digby County - 1 1
Halifax North - 1 1
Highlands-Canso - 1 1
Inverness-Richmond - 1 1
Liverpool - 1 1
Londonderry - 1 1
Margaree Forks - 1 1
Middleton - 1 1
Milford-Hants - 1 1
Queens-Lunenburg - 1 1
Queens-Shelburne - 1 1
Richmond - 1 1
Richmond West-Cape Breton - 1 1
Shelburne - 1 1
South Western Nova - 1 1
Sydney - 1 1
Sydney Mines - 1 1
The Annapolis Valley - 1 1
The Highlands - 1 1
Victoria - 1 1
Wallace - 1 1
Total senators 94





The territories

The Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut are currently represented by one senator each. The Northwest Territories joined confederation in 1870 but did not gain representation in the Senate until 1879. The territory was granted two more seats in 1903. After Alberta and Saskatchewan were created in 1905 the Northwest Territories lost representation in the Senate until 1975 when it regained one seat under the Constitution Act 1975. Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... Motto: none Official languages English Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 1. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 2...


The Yukon was created out of the Northwest Territories in 1898 but did not get representation in the Senate until it was granted one seat under the Constitution Act 1975.


Nunavut was granted one seat under the Nunavut Act 1993 when the territory was created out of the Northwest Territories in 1999.

Canadian territories after 1975
Division # senators
Northwest Territories 2*
Nunavut 1*
Yukon 2
Total senators 4/5
Northwest Territories prior to 1905
Division # senators
Calgary 1
Edmonton 1
Prince Albert 1
Regina 1
Wolseley 1
Total senators 5

Note:

  • * Senator Willie Adams' designation changed from "Northwest Territories" to "Nunavut" when Nunavut Territory was created in 1999.
  • All Northwest Territories senators became part of Alberta and Saskatchewan after 1905.

See List of Canadian territorial senators Portrait of Willie Adams Senator Willie Adams (born June 22, 1934 in Fort Chimo, Québec) is a Canadian politician. ... This is a list of past and present Canadian senators from the territories of Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. ...


Newfoundland and Labrador

During the Quebec Conference of 1864 it was determined that Newfoundland and Labrador was a distinct region and that the territory should exist as an exception outside of the equal regional divisions. When Newfoundland and Labrador entered confederation in 1949 the Newfoundland Act confirmed the original terms of union and was given six seats in the Senate.

Map of Newfoundland and Labrador
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Map of Newfoundland and Labrador
Division # Current # Historical Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 4 1 5
Harbour Main-Bell Island 1 - 1
North West River, Labrador 1 - 1
Bonavista - 2 2
St. John's - 2 2
St. John's East - 2 2
Avalon - 1 1
Burgeo-Lapoile - 1 1
Burin - 1 1
Bonavista-Twillingate - 1 1
Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe - 1 1
Lewisporte - 1 1
Newfoundland - 1 1
St. Jacques - 1 1
St. John's West - 1 1
The Grand Banks - 1 1
Waterford-Trinity - 1 1
West Coast - 1 1
Total senators 25

See List of Newfoundland and Labrador senators Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This is a list of past and present Canadian senators from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


External links

  • A Legislative and Historical Overview of the Canadian Senate

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