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The Hon.
 James S. "Jim" Cowan Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Assumed office 
March 24, 2005
Appointed by Paul Martin

Born January 22, 1942 (1942-01-22) (age 67)
Political party Liberal

James S. "Jim" Cowan (born January 22, 1942) is a Canadian lawyer and Senator from Nova Scotia. He was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Paul Martin on March 24, 2005. He represents the Liberal Party of Canada. A lawyer, Cowan has been a partner at the legal firm of Stewart McKelvey since 1967.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Law degree from Dalhousie University. He received a Master of Laws degree in 1966 from the London School of Economics.

On November 3, 2008 he became the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

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Preceded by
Céline Hervieux-Payette
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Canada
2008 - present
Succeeded by


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