Speaker Pro Tempore of the Canadian Senate

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The Speaker Pro Tempore is an officer and second-highest ranking member of the Senate of Canada. The Speaker Pro Tempore ("acting Speaker") is a member of the Senate who is first nominated by a selection committee. The nomination is then confirmed through a vote in the Senate. The Speaker Pro Tempore serves whenever the Speaker of the Senate of Canada, who is appointed by the government, is unable to attend a sitting of the Senate.

The most recent Speaker Pro Tempore was Nicole Eaton, appointed on June 2, 2015. Her predecessor Leo Housakos was appointed Speaker of the Senate on May 4, 2015.

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