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Fernand Robichaud

The Hon. Fernand Robichaud, P.C. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Fernand Robichaud represents the province of New Brunswick and the Senatorial Division of Saint-Louis-de-Kent. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 23, 1997.

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The Liberal Senators

 NameRegion
The Hon. George  Baker, P.C.

The Hon. George Baker, P.C.

Senator George Baker is the former MP for the riding of Gander - Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador). He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1974, and was re-elected at every subsequent federal election. Since March 26, 2002, he has served in the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Newfoundland and Labrador
The Hon. Catherine S. Callbeck, B.Comm., B.Ed.

The Hon. Catherine S. Callbeck, B.Comm., B.Ed.

Senator Catherine S. Callbeck was the first woman in Canada to be elected as Premier and was named as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006. Appointed to the Senate on September 23, 1997, she represents the province of Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island
The Hon. Larry W. Campbell, M.B.A.

The Hon. Larry W. Campbell, M.B.A.

One of Vancouver’s best-known and most admired citizens, Senator Larry W. Campbell served as mayor from 2002-2005 after a distinguished and high profile career primarily in law enforcement and death investigation. Since August 2, 2005, he has represented the province of British Columbia for the Senate.

British Columbia
The Hon. Maria  Chaput

The Hon. Maria Chaput

Consultant, manager, assistant director, executive director, author and volunteer are some of the roles and responsibilities occupied by Senator Maria Chaput in the course of her career. Appointed December 12, 2002, she is the first Franco-Manitoban woman to sit in the Senate.

Manitoba
The Hon. Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, O.St.J., B.A., LL.B., M.A.

The Hon. Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, O.St.J., B.A., LL.B., M.A.

Called to the Senate of Canada in September 1995, Senator Marie-P. Poulin was the first woman to chair the Senate Liberal Caucus, and the first senator to chair the Northern Ontario Liberal Caucus.

Ontario
The Hon. Jane  Cordy, B.Ed.

The Hon. Jane Cordy, B.Ed.

An accomplished educator, Senator Jane Cordy was appointed to the Senate on June 9, 2000, by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien. She represents the province of Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia
The Hon. James  Cowan, Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., LL.D.

The Hon. James Cowan, Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., LL.D.

Senator James Cowan has greatly influenced the educational and legal communities of Nova Scotia. He was appointed to the Senate on March 24, 2005 by the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin.

Nova Scotia
Lieutenant-General The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q., M.S.C., C.D., L.O.M. (U.S.) (Retired), B.ésS., LL.D. (Hon.), D.Sc.Mil (Hon.), D.U.

Lieutenant-General The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q., M.S.C., C.D., L.O.M. (U.S.) (Retired), B.ésS., LL.D. (Hon.), D.Sc.Mil (Hon.), D.U.

Senator LGen. the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (Ret’d), received the Order of Canada in 2002 in recognition of his efforts during the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda. He was appointed to the Senate on March 24, 2005.

Quebec
The Hon. Dennis  Dawson, B.A., M.B.A.

The Hon. Dennis Dawson, B.A., M.B.A.

Senator Dennis Dawson was elected as one of the youngest members of Parliament in Canadian history where he served his constituents of Louis-Hébert for three consecutive terms. He was appointed to the Senate on August 2, 2005, and represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of Lauzon.

Quebec
The Hon. Joseph A. Day, B.Eng., LL.B., LL.M., P.Eng.

The Hon. Joseph A. Day, B.Eng., LL.B., LL.M., P.Eng.

A well-known New Brunswick lawyer and engineer, Senator Joseph A. Day was appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien on October 4, 2001. He represents the province of New Brunswick and the Senatorial Division of Saint John-Kennebecasis.

New Brunswick
The Hon. Percy E. Downe, B.A.

The Hon. Percy E. Downe, B.A.

Senator Percy E. Downe was appointed to the Senate of Canada by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien. He has served in the Senate representing Charlottetown in the province of Prince Edward Island since June 26, 2003.

Prince Edward Island
The Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck, B.A. Hon, M.Sc., Ph.D.

The Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck, B.A. Hon, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Senator Lillian Dyck was appointed to the Senate in 2005 by Prime Minister Paul Martin as representative of Saskatchewan. Before her appointment, Senator Dyck was one of Canada's leading neurochemists, whose research was instrumental in the development and patenting of new drugs to aid in the treatment of diseases such as Parkinson's, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.

Saskatchewan
The Hon. Art  Eggleton, P.C.

The Hon. Art Eggleton, P.C.

Senator Art Eggleton has served the people of Canada and the city of Toronto in public office for over 35 years. He was appointed to the Senate on March 24, 2005, by the Rt Honourable Paul Martin and represents the province of Ontario.

Ontario
The Hon. Joan  Fraser, B.A.

The Hon. Joan Fraser, B.A.

Senator Joan Fraser is well-known to Canadians as a journalist and commentator. Appointed to the Senate on September 17, 1998, by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Joan Fraser represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of De Lorimier.

Quebec
The Hon. George  Furey, Q.C., B.A., B.A. (Ed.), M.Ed., LL.B.

The Hon. George Furey, Q.C., B.A., B.A. (Ed.), M.Ed., LL.B.

A distinguished educator and lawyer with deep roots in the community, Senator George Furey is one of the leading citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was appointed to the Senate on August 11, 1999, by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien.

Newfoundland and Labrador
The Hon. Céline  Hervieux-Payette, P.C., LL.B.

The Hon. Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., LL.B.

Appointed to the Senate on March 21, 1995 and appointed Leader of the Opposition on January 18, 2007, Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of Bedford.

Quebec
The Hon. Elizabeth  Hubley

The Hon. Elizabeth Hubley

Senator Elizabeth Hubley represents the province of Prince Edward Island. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, she has served in the Senate of Canada since March 8, 2001.

Prince Edward Island
The Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C., LL.B.

The Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C., LL.B.

Senator Mobina Jaffer, named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2005, was appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien in 2001. She represents the province of British Columbia.

British Columbia
The Hon. Serge  Joyal, P.C., O.C., O.Q., B.A., LL.L., D.E.S., LL.M.

The Hon. Serge Joyal, P.C., O.C., O.Q., B.A., LL.L., D.E.S., LL.M.

Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Serge Joyal represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of Kennebec. He has served in the Senate of Canada since November 26, 1997.

Quebec
The Hon. Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas, C.M.

The Hon. Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas, C.M.

Senator Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas has been a driving force in securing rights for Aboriginal women in Canada, and is also a wonderful example of the impact one woman can have when she sets out to correct an injustice.

New Brunswick
The Hon. Paul J. Massicotte, B.Comm., C.A.

The Hon. Paul J. Massicotte, B.Comm., C.A.

Senator Paul Massicotte was appointed to the Senate on June 26, 2003 by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. He represents the province of Québec and the Senatorial Division of De Lanaudière.

Quebec
The Hon. Terry M. Mercer, D.C.L, B.A., C.F.R.E.

The Hon. Terry M. Mercer, D.C.L, B.A., C.F.R.E.

Appointed to the Senate by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien in November 2003, Senator Terry M. Mercer represents the province of Nova Scotia and the Senatorial Division of Northend Halifax.

Nova Scotia
The Hon. Pana  Merchant, B.A.

The Hon. Pana Merchant, B.A.

Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Pana Merchant represents the province of Saskatchewan and the Senatorial Division of Saskatchewan. She has served in the Senate of Canada since December 12, 2002.

Saskatchewan
The Hon. Grant  Mitchell, B.A., M.A., C.F.A.

The Hon. Grant Mitchell, B.A., M.A., C.F.A.

Senator Grant Mitchell has had careers in the public service, business and politics in Alberta. He was appointed by former Prime Minister Paul Martin in March, 2005.

Alberta
The Hon. Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D.

The Hon. Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D.

Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Wilfred P. Moore represents the province of Nova Scotia and the Senatorial Division of Stanhope St./South Shore. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 26, 1996.

Nova Scotia
The Hon. Jim  Munson

The Hon. Jim Munson

Senator Jim Munson, a well-respected Canadian journalist, was appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chretien on December 10, 2003.

Ontario
The Hon. Pierrette  Ringuette, B.A., M.B.A.

The Hon. Pierrette Ringuette, B.A., M.B.A.

On December 12, 2002, Senator Ringuette was appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien to represent the Senatorial Division of New Brunswick.

New Brunswick
The Hon. Fernand Robichaud, P.C.

The Hon. Fernand Robichaud, P.C.

Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Fernand Robichaud represents the province of New Brunswick and the Senatorial Division of Saint-Louis-de-Kent. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 23, 1997.

New Brunswick
The Hon. Nick G. Sibbeston, B.A., LL.B.

The Hon. Nick G. Sibbeston, B.A., LL.B.

Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Nick Sibbeston represents the Northwest Territories and the Senatorial Division of the Northwest Territories. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 2, 1999.

Northwest Territories
The Hon. David P. Smith, P.C., Q.C., B.A. LL.B.

The Hon. David P. Smith, P.C., Q.C., B.A. LL.B.

Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator David Smith represents Ontario, and has served in the Senate since June 25, 2002.

Ontario
The Hon. Claudette  Tardif, B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D.

The Hon. Claudette Tardif, B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Senator Tardif has been a member of the Senate of Canada since March 24, 2005. She was appointed Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate in January 2007.

Alberta
The Hon. Charlie  Watt, O.Q.

The Hon. Charlie Watt, O.Q.

Appointed to the Senate by the late former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Senator Charlie Watt represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of Inkerman.

Quebec
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