Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament
Businessman and former Speaker of the Senate
- Senator Housakos served as the speaker of the Senate from May 2015 until the dissolution of the 41st Parliament. As speaker, he oversaw the Senate's response to the 2015 auditor general's report on expenses.
- He was formerly the president of Terreau, a company specializing in composting, and of communications and strategy planning company Quadvision International. He was also vice-president of sales at industrial chemical products manufacturer Constant Laboratories.