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Senate (Senate)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name Parliament of Canada - Parlement du Canada Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name Senate
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) House of Commons
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1912 -1933
1960 -
LEADERSHIP
President

George Furey (M) 

Notes Appointed on 3 Dec. 2015.
Secretary General Nicole Proulx (F) 
Notes Appointed on 10 July 2017.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 105 / 100
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 43 (43.00%)
Mode of designation appointed 105
Notes Appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Term  Continuous (the Senate ceases to function with the dissolution of Parliament and resumes upon the summoning of Parliament following the election of a new House of Commons). Members continue to serve until they are 75 years old.
Last renewal dates
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Parliament of Canada
International and Interparliamentary Affairs
OTTAWA, Ontario, K1A 0A6
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Phone 1-613-943-5959
Fax 1-613-947-0792
E-mail iiad@parl.gc.ca
Website http://www.parl.gc.ca

This page was last updated on 24 July 2017
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