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Who's Who in the Federal Government

Read these biographies to find out about the men and women holding top positions in the Canadian federal government. To learn about their roles and responsibilities see Who Does What in the Federal Government.
  1. Officers of Parliament

Governor General David Johnston
A bilingual legal scholar with a long career in university administration, David Johnston plans to make families, education and philanthropy and volunteerism the primary focus of his mandate.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Biography of Prime Minister Stephen Harper who led the Conservatives to a minority government in the 2006 federal election.

Beverley McLachlin - Chief Justice of Canada
Biography of Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada and the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Senate Speaker Noël Kinsella
A human rights advocate and academic, Conservative Noël Kinsella was appointed Speaker of the Senate in February 2006.

House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer
Biography of Andrew Scheer, Saskatchewan Conservative member of parliament elected Speaker of the House of Commons in 2011.

Federal Cabinet Ministers
Biographies of current federal cabinet ministers.

Parliamentary Secretaries
Brief biographies of current parliamentary secretaries.

Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal members of parliament in Canada.

Canadian Senators
Biographies, addresses, phone and fax numbers for current Canadian senators. Can be sorted by party, province, seniority, retirement date, and for a list of women in the Senate of Canada.

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