“Leader of the Government in the Senate”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

Appointed by the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Government in the Senate is usually a member of the Cabinet. The leader represents the Government in the Senate and the Senate in Cabinet. The leader's duties include organizing Government strategy in the Chamber, sponsoring legislation and managing Government business in the Senate, and responding to questions during Question Period. The Leader of the Government is also an ex officio member of all Senate standing committees.

Source: Glossary of Parliamentary Terms for Intermediate Students, Parliament of Canada