Pierre Claude Nolin
Conservative Party of Canada
Senator Nolin was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Mulroney on June 18, 1993. His senatorial division is De Salaberry (Québec). Born in Montreal on October 30, 1950, Senator Nolin received an LL.L degree from the University of Ottawa in 1976 and has worked as a lawyer for the past 30 years. He is married and has three children.
Since joining the Senate, he has served as a member of numerous committees, including the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs; the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration; the Standing Committee on National Security and Defence; the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations; the Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources; the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade; the Senate Special Committee on the Anti-Terrorism Act; and the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs. Senator Nolin has occupied various leadership positions with the Conservative Party since 1984.
He joined the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, formerly the North Atlantic Assembly, in 1994. He has served in various positions on the Science and Technology Committee: Special Rapporteur on the Partnership for Peace (1994-1996); Vice-President (1996-2000); President (2000-2004); Principal Rapporteur (2004-2008) and Special Rapporteur – Climate Change (2004-present). He also served on the Bureau of the Assembly as Vice-President - North America (2004-2006) and he is currently Chair of the Parliamentary Assembly Reform Working Group (since 2005) and Treasurer (since 2007).
On November 20 th, 2013 he is unanimously elected by his peers as Speaker pro tempore of the Senate.
Parliamentary Address: The Senate of Canada, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0A4.
Personal Website: http://pierreclaudenolin.sencanada.ca/ ( N.B. This site is not a part of the parliamentary Internet site )