List of Saskatchewan senators: Wikis

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This is a list of past and present Canadian senators from the province of Saskatchewan.

Contents

Current Senators

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 Mandatory retirement
     Raynell Andreychuk Conservative Saskatchewan March 11, 1993 Mulroney August 14, 2019
     Lillian Dyck Liberal3 North Battleford March 24, 2005 Martin August 8, 2020
     Pana Merchant Liberal Saskatchewan December 12, 2002 Chrétien April 4, 2018
     Robert Peterson Liberal Regina March 24, 2005 Martin October 10, 2012
     David Tkachuk Conservative Saskatchewan June 8, 1993 Mulroney February 18, 2020
     Pamela Wallin Conservative Saskatchewan December 22, 2008 Harper April 10, 2028

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent Saskatchewan. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within Saskatchewan as his or her division.

2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada on the recommendation of the prime minister.

3 Lillian Dyck was designated as an "Independent NDP" senator, ideologically affiliated with but not officially part of the New Democratic Party caucus, from the time of her appointment until January 15, 2009, when she joined the Liberal caucus.

Historical Senators

Name Party Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 End of Term
     Hazen Argue Liberal Regina February 24, 1966 Pearson November 10, 2002
     Walter Aseltine Progressive Conservative Rosetown December 30, 1933 Bennett March 31, 1971
     James Balfour Progressive Conservative Regina September 13, 1979 Clark December 12, 1999
     Staff Barootes Progressive Conservative Regina-Qu'Appelle November 11, 1918 Mulroney July 30, 2000
     Eric Berntson 3 Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan September 27, 1990 Mulroney February 27, 2001
     William Boucher Liberal Prince Albert January 3, 1957 St. Laurent June 6, 1976
     Sidney Buckwold Liberal Saskatoon November 4, 1971 Trudeau November 3, 1991
     James Calder Conservative Moose Jaw September 9, 1921 Meighen July 20, 1956
     Thomas Davis Liberal Prince Albert, NWT
(1904.09.30-1905.08.31)
Prince Albert, SK
(1905.09.01-1917.01.23)
September 30, 1904 Laurier January 23, 1917
     James Moffat Douglas Independent Liberal Tantallon March 8, 1906 Laurier August 19, 1920
     Archibald Gillis Conservative Saskatchewan October 17, 1921 Meighen January 18, 1940
     Leonard Gustafson Conservative Saskatchewan May 26, 1993 Mulroney November 10, 2008
     John Hnatyshyn Progressive Conservative Saskatoon January 15, 1959 Diefenbaker May 2, 1967
     Ralph Horner Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan North December 30, 1933 Bennett December 14, 1964
     John Frederick Johnston Liberal Central Saskatchewan November 10, 1943 King May 9, 1948
     Henry Laird Conservative Regina January 1, 1917 Borden September 9, 1940
     Arthur Marcotte Conservative Ponteix July 7, 1931 Bennett August 18, 1958
     Alexander McDonald Liberal Moosimin August 13, 1965 Pearson March 3, 1980
     Arthur Maurice Pearson Progressive Conservative Lumsden October 12, 1957 Diefenbaker March 31, 1971
     William Dell Perley Conservative Wolseley, NWT
(1888.08.03 - 1905.08.31)
Wolseley, SK
(1905.09.01-1909.07.15)
August 3, 1888 Macdonald July 15, 1909
     Joseph Benjamin Prince Liberal Saskatchewan July 29, 1909 Laurier November 26, 1920
     James Hamilton Ross Liberal Regina, NWT
(1904.09.30-1905.08.31)
Regina, SK
(1905.09.01-1932.12.14)
September 30, 1904 Laurier December 14, 1932
     Herbert Sparrow Liberal Saskatchewan February 9, 1968 Pearson January 1, 2005
     David Steuart Liberal Prince Albert-Duck Lake December 9, 1976 Trudeau January 1, 1991
     John Stevenson Liberal Prince Albert January 29, 1940 King September 9, 1956
     John Gillanders Turriff Liberal Assiniboia September 9, 1918 Borden November 10, 1930
     John Wiebe Liberal Saskatchewan April 7, 2000 Chrétien January 31, 2004
     Wellington Willoughby Conservative Moose Jaw October 10, 1917 Borden August 8, 1932
     Thomas Wood Liberal Regina January 25, 1949 St. Laurent November 26, 1956

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent Saskatchewan. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within Saskatchewan as his or her division.

2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada on the recommendation of the prime minister.

3 Two Senators were appointed under a rarely used regional expansion clause by Brian Mulroney that increased the Senate seats from 104 to 112 on September 27, 1990. For the Western provinces, one designated a division in Saskatchewan and the other in Manitoba. The expansion includes two seats each for the Western provinces, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Western provinces regional senators

Senators listed, were appointed to represent the Western Provinces under section 26 of the Constitution Act. This clause has only been used once before to appoint two extra senators to represent four regional Senate divisions: Ontario, Quebec, The Maritimes and the Western Provinces.

As vacancies open up among the normal members of the Senate, they are automatically filled by the regional Senators. Regional Senators may also appoint themselves to a senate division in any province of their choosing in their region.

Name Party3 Division1 Date appointed Appointed by2 End of Term
     Janis Johnson Conservative Winnipeg-Interlake September 27, 1990 Mulroney April 27, 2021
     Eric Berntson Progressive Conservative Saskatchewan September 27, 1990 Mulroney February 27, 2001

Notes:

1 Senators are appointed to represent a region. Each senator may choose to designate a geographic area within their region as his or her division.

2 Senators are appointed by the Governor-General of Canada on the recommendation of the prime minister.

3 Party listed, was the last party the Senator was a member of.

See also

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