Senator Housakos announced as Speaker pro tempore
OTTAWA, December 4th, 2014 – Senator Claude Carignan, Leader of the Government in the Senate, would like to congratulate Senator Leo Housakos on his selection as Speaker pro tempore of the Senate of Canada.
Senator Housakos, a unanimous choice of his peers, assumes his new role following the appointment of former Speaker pro tempore Pierre Claude Nolin as Speaker, last month.
"I am confident that as Speaker pro tempore, Senator Housakos will support our new Speaker, Senator Nolin with all of the skill and diplomacy for which he is known," said Senator Carignan.
Representing Québec in the Senate, Senator Housakos was appointed on January 8th 2009.