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Canadian Senate seating plan

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In the Senate of Canada, senators are generally seated as a group with members of the caucus of their political party. The members of the governing party or parties are seated to the right of the Speaker in the Senate of Canada, while members of opposition parties are generally seated to the left of the Speaker. Where the governing party or parties have more than half the members of the Senate, members of the government caucus are seated on the "opposition side", and where the government has less than half of the seats, opposition members are seated on the "government side."

      Eaton Doyle   Maltais White   Enverga Ngo   McInnis McIntyre   Beyak Dagenais   Oh Batters   Tannas     Saint-Germain Mégie   Gold Christmas
        Seidman   Stewart Olsen Ogilvie   Patterson Runciman   Boisvenu Marshall   Wells Plett   Poirier Ataullahjan   Manning Unger   Dupuis Barnard   Forest Galvez
            Carignan Andreychuk   Tkachuk MacDonald   Mockler Raine   SMITH Martin   Neufeld Lang   Housakos Frum   Griffin Dean   McPhedran Verner
            Joyal Tardif   Eggleton Baker   DAY Hubley   HARDER Bellemare   Petitclerc Lankin   McCoy Ringuette   Cools Woo   Hartling Bovey
Furey Downe   Watt Kenny   Cordy Jaffer     Mercer     Fraser   Black Mitchell   Gagné Omidvar   Moncion Boniface   Pate Cormier   Marwah Wetston
      Lovelace Nicholas Dyck   Dawson Munson     Massicotte     Greene   Campbell Sibbeston   Pratte Sinclair   Demers Wallin     Brazeau   Duffy  
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Note: Bold capitalized text represents party/caucus leaders.
Based on the Official Senate Seating Plan as of May 16, 2017.
Affiliation Senators
Independent Senators Group (ISG) ‡ 35
Conservative 38
Senate Liberal Caucus 18
Non-Affiliated 6
Non-Affiliated (IR) ◊ 1
Vacant 7
 Total 105

Standings are as of May 31, 2017.

‡ A group of non-affiliated senators formed the Independent Senators Group in order to take better advantage of senate resources. It is a loose non-political formation as opposed to the more rigid political formations of the Senate Liberals and Conservatives. Some Senators, including the Speaker, those who act for the government and a few others have not joined this group.

† Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced his intention to nominate individuals to the vacant seats but as of January 29, 2017 the writs of summons for one individual had yet to be granted (see pending appointments of Canadian Senators).

◊ Stephen Greene was evicted from the Conservative caucus on May 16, 2017, and chose to sit as a Non-Affiliated (Independent Reform) rather than joining the Independent Senators Group

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