Desde el 2006, el salario anual de un senador es de 122.700 [[Dólar canadiense|dólares]]. Los miembros del senado que tengan posiciones adicionales dentro del senado, como, por ejemplo, la presidencia, reciben salarios mayores.
The Conservatives control government business in the Senate due to holding the most seats in the House of Commons.
Senator [[Raymond Lavigne]] was suspended from the Liberal caucus on June 6, 2006 after allegations that he misused Senate funds for personal use, but he still identifies himself as a Liberal senator.<ref name=parl>[http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/senmemb/senate/ps-e.htm Party Standings in the Senate], Parliament of Canada. </ref>
:<sup>3</sup> When the Progressive Conservative Party merged with the Canadian Alliance to form the Conservative Party of Canada in 2004, all but three Progressive Conservative senators became Conservative senators. Two additional senators who have chosen to sit as "Progressive Conservatives" were appointed on the recommendation of Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin, over one year after the merger occurred. One of the five remaining Progressive Conservative senators died in December 2005, and another joined the Conservative caucus in March 2006 bringing the total to three. The retirement of Norman Atkins on June 27, 2009, further reduced the number of PC Senators to two.
:<sup>4</sup> Senator [[Anne Cools]] was removed from Conservative caucus for speaking out against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and for voting against the 2007 budget. The Parliament of Canada Web Site lists her as a non-aligned senator.<ref name=parl />
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