Leadership in the Senate

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The Honourable Joseph A. Day
Leader of the Senate Liberals

The Leader of the Senate Liberals leads the caucus in debate, coordinates its daily activities and confers with the Leader of the Government on Senate business.  The Leader is an ex-officio member of all standing Senate committees.  The Leader is the official spokesperson for the party in the Senate.

To contact the Leader of the Senate Liberals, please click here.

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The Honourable Terry Mercer
Deputy Leader of the Senate Liberals

The Deputy Leader helps the Leader to prepare and manage the overall business of the Senate and negotiates with the Government on legislative business as well as the Senate sitting schedule.  The Deputy Leader is also an ex-officio member of all standing Senate committees.

To contact the Deputy Leader of the Senate Liberals, please click here.

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The Honourable Percy Downe
Whip of the Senate Liberals

The Whip keeps the Liberal caucus senators informed of Senate business and schedules, and ensure there is quorum, both in the Senate and in the committees.  Most importantly, they are responsible for attendance when a vote is called.

To contact the Whip of the Senate Liberals, please click here.

Officers and Officials of Parliament - 1867 to present
Leaders of the Opposition in the Senate (since 1867)
Deputy Leaders of the Opposition in the Senate (since 1974)
Opposition Whips in the Senate (since 1948)

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