Clerk of the Senate

The Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments is the chief clerk and senior administrative officer of the Senate of Canada.

Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments
Incumbent
Richard Denis (Interim)

since 2018
Reports toSpeaker of the Senate
AppointerGovernor General in Council
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation1867
First holderJohn Fennings Taylor Sr
Salary$194,500–228,800 (2013)

List of ClerksEdit

  • 1867–1871 John Fennings Taylor Sr.
  • 1871–1883 Robert Le Moine
  • 1883–1900 Edouard-Joseph Langevin
  • 1900–1917 Samuel-Edmour St-Onge Chapleau
  • 1917–1938 Austen Ernest Blount
  • 1938–1955 L. Clare Moyer
  • 1955–1968 John Forbes MacNeill
  • 1968–1981 Robert Fortier
  • 1981–1989 Charles A. Lussier
  • 1989–1994 Gordon Barnhart
  • 1994–2009 Paul Bélisle
  • 2009–2015 Gary W. O'Brien
  • 2015–2017 Charles Robert (Interim)
  • 2017–2018 Nicole Proulx (Interim; first female clerk)
  • January 31, 2018— Richard Denis (Interim)

See alsoEdit