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Senator John McNair Joins Independent Senators Group


OTTAWA, January 15, 2024 – New Brunswick Senator John McNair announced today that he will be joining the Independent Senators Group (ISG). Mr. McNair is an accomplished lawyer with a legal career spanning almost 40 years. He has served the people of New Brunswick in various capacities, namely as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Official Opposition for the Province of New Brunswick, Executive Director of the New Brunswick Liberal Association (provincial and federal), and Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Justice for the Province of New Brunswick. He also served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to Service New Brunswick from 2009 to 2023.


“I am both honoured and pleased to be accepted as the newest member of the ISG. I look forward to working with my fellow ISG members and all senators towards our common goal of making our country a better place for all Canadians.” – Senator John McNair


“The Independent Senators Group is honoured to count Senator McNair among its members. His experience acquired during his remarkable legal career, withsin the New Brunswick public service, and through his work on various non-profit organizations will undoubtedly be invaluable assets for our group, for the Senate and for all Canadians.” – Raymonde Saint-Germain, ISG Facilitator


Senator John McNair was nominated to the Senate on October 31, 2023, through the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments.



Dedicated to serving Canadians and democracy, the Independent Senators Group (ISG) provides informed and non-partisan sober second thought to legislation and contemporary issues our country is facing.


Founded in 2016, the ISG has led the reform transition to a more independent and less partisan Senate, reflecting the needs and views of a diverse and modern Canada. 


For more information please contact:

Jonathan Bishop

Acting Chief of Staff

Independent Senators Group


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