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15th Canadian Parliament

The 15th Canadian Parliament was in session from January 7, 1926, until July 2, 1926. The membership was set by the 1925 federal election on October 29, 1925, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1926 election.

15th Parliament of Canada
Minority parliament
January 7, 1926 (1926-01-07) – July 2, 1926 (1926-07-02)
Parliament leaders

William Lyon Mackenzie King
(12th Canadian Ministry)
December 29, 1921 (1921-12-29) – June 28, 1926 (1926-06-28)
Arthur Meighen
(13th Canadian Ministry)
June 29, 1926 (1926-06-29) – September 25, 1926 (1926-09-25)
Leader of the
Arthur Meighen
December 29, 1921 (1921-12-29) – June 28, 1926 (1926-06-28)
William Lyon Mackenzie King
June 29, 1926 (1926-06-29) – September 25, 1926 (1926-09-25)
Party caucuses
GovernmentLiberal Party
Conservative Party
government replaced on 29 June 1926
OppositionConservative Party
Liberal Party
government replaced on 29 June 1926
Third partiesProgressive Party
United Farmers of Alberta
House of Commons
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Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
Members245 MP seats
List of members
Senators96 senator seats
List of senators
MonarchGeorge V
6 May 1910 – 11 December 1931
Viscount Byng of Vimy
11 August 1921 – 1926
1st Session
January 7, 1926 (1926-01-07) – July 2, 1926 (1926-07-02)
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William Lyon Mackenzie King was Prime Minister during most of the 15th Canadian Parliament.

Initially, it was controlled by a Liberal Party minority under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and the 12th Canadian Ministry, which only had the second most seats and was propped up by the Progressive Party of Canada. The Official Opposition was the Conservative Party, led by Arthur Meighen, but following the "King-Byng Affair", Meighen's Conservatives took power with the 13th Canadian Ministry. The disorder following this quickly led to an early election.

The Speaker was Rodolphe Lemieux. See also List of Canadian electoral districts 1924-1933 for a list of the ridings in this parliament.

The unusual case of a new party taking control of the government between elections has only happened twice in Canadian history; the other occasion was in the 2nd Canadian parliament.

There was only one session of the 15th Parliament:

Session Start End
1st January 7, 1926 July 2, 1926

List of members

Following is a full list of members of the fifteenth Parliament listed first by province, then by electoral district.

Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.


Riding Name Party
Acadia Robert Gardiner Progressive
Athabaska Charles Wilson Cross Liberal
Battle River Henry Elvins Spencer Progressive
Bow River Edward Joseph Garland Progressive
Calgary East Fred Davis Conservative
Calgary West Richard Bedford Bennett Conservative
Camrose William Thomas Lucas United Farmers of Alberta
Edmonton East Ambrose Upton Gledstanes Bury Conservative
Edmonton West Charles Stewart Liberal
Lethbridge Lincoln Henry Jelliff Progressive
Macleod George Gibson Coote Progressive
Medicine Hat Frederick William Gershaw Liberal
Peace River Donald MacBeth Kennedy Progressive
Red Deer Alfred Speakman United Farmers of Alberta
Vegreville Arthur Moren Boutillier Progressive
Wetaskiwin Stanley Gilbert Tobin Liberal

British Columbia

Riding Name Party
Cariboo John Anderson Fraser Conservative
Comox—Alberni Alan Webster Neill Independent
Fraser Valley Harry James Barber Conservative
Kootenay East James Horace King Liberal
Kootenay West William Kemble Esling Conservative
Nanaimo Charles Herbert Dickie Conservative
New Westminster William Garland McQuarrie Conservative
Skeena Alfred Stork Liberal
Vancouver—Burrard John Arthur Clark Conservative
Vancouver Centre Henry Herbert Stevens Conservative
Vancouver North Dugald Donaghy Liberal
Vancouver South Leon Johnson Ladner Conservative
Victoria Simon Fraser Tolmie Conservative
Yale Grote Stirling Conservative


Riding Name Party
Brandon Robert Forke Progressive
Dauphin William John Ward Progressive
Lisgar John Livingstone Brown Progressive
Macdonald William James Lovie Progressive
Marquette Henry Alfred Mullins Conservative
Neepawa Thomas Gerow Murphy Conservative
Nelson Thomas William Bird Progressive
Portage la Prairie Arthur Meighen Conservative
Provencher Arthur-Lucien Beaubien Progressive
Selkirk Hannes Marino Hannesson Conservative
Souris James Steedsman Progressive
Springfield Thomas Hay Conservative
St. Boniface John Power Howden Liberal
Winnipeg North Abraham Albert Heaps Labour
Winnipeg North Centre James Shaver Woodsworth Labour
Winnipeg South Robert Rogers Conservative
Winnipeg South Centre William Walker Kennedy Conservative

New Brunswick

Riding Name Party
Charlotte Robert Watson Grimmer Conservative
Gloucester Jean George Robichaud Liberal
Kent Alexandre Joseph Doucet Conservative
Northumberland Charles Elijah Fish Conservative
Restigouche—Madawaska Arthur Culligan Conservative
Royal George Burpee Jones Conservative
St. John—Albert* Thomas Bell Conservative
Murray Maclaren Conservative
Victoria—Carleton James Kidd Flemming Conservative
Westmorland Otto Baird Price Conservative
York—Sunbury Richard Hanson Conservative

Nova Scotia

Riding Name Party
Antigonish—Guysborough Edward Mortimer Macdonald Liberal
Cape Breton North—Victoria Lewis Wilkieson Johnstone Conservative
Cape Breton South Finlay MacDonald Conservative
Colchester George Taylor Macnutt Conservative
Cumberland Robert Knowlton Smith Conservative
Digby—Annapolis Harry Bernard Short Conservative
Halifax* William Anderson Black Conservative
Felix Patrick Quinn Conservative
Hants—Kings Arthur de Witt Foster Conservative
Inverness Isaac Duncan MacDougall Conservative
Pictou Thomas Cantley Conservative
Queens—Lunenburg William Duff Liberal
Richmond—West Cape Breton John Alexander MacDonald Conservative
Shelburne—Yarmouth Paul Lacombe Hatfield Liberal


Riding Name Party
Algoma East George Brecken Nicholson Conservative
Algoma West Thomas Edward Simpson Conservative
Brantford City Robert Edwy Ryerson Conservative
Brant Franklin Smoke Conservative
Bruce North James Malcolm Liberal
Bruce South Walter Allan Hall Liberal
Carleton William Foster Garland Conservative
Dufferin—Simcoe William Earl Rowe Conservative
Durham Fred Wellington Bowen Conservative
Elgin West Hugh Cummings McKillop Conservative
Essex East Raymond Ducharme Morand Conservative
Essex South Eccles James Gott Conservative
Essex West Sidney Cecil Robinson Conservative
Fort William Robert James Manion Conservative
Frontenac—Addington John Wesley Edwards Conservative
Glengarry Archibald John Macdonald Liberal
Grenville—Dundas Arza Clair Casselman Conservative
Grey North Matthew Robert Duncan Conservative
Grey Southeast Agnes Campbell Macphail Progressive
Haldimand Mark Cecil Senn Conservative
Halton Robert King Anderson Conservative
Hamilton East Sydney Chilton Mewburn Conservative
Hamilton West Charles William Bell Conservative
Hastings—Peterborough Alexander Thomas Embury Conservative
Hastings South William Ernest Tummon Conservative
Huron North John Warwick King Progressive
Huron South Thomas McMillan Liberal
Kenora—Rainy River Peter Heenan Liberal
Kent Alexander Dew Chaplin Conservative
Kingston City Arthur Edward Ross Conservative
Lambton East Joseph Elijah Armstrong Conservative
Lambton West William Thomas Goodison Liberal
Lanark Richard Franklin Preston Conservative
Leeds Hugh Alexander Stewart Conservative
Lincoln James Dew Chaplin Conservative
London John Franklin White Conservative
Middlesex East Adam King Hodgins Conservative
Middlesex West John Campbell Elliott (until 8 March 1926 ministerial appointment) Liberal
John Campbell Elliott (by-election of 1926-03-29) Liberal
Muskoka—Ontario Peter McGibbon Conservative
Nipissing Edmond Lapierre Liberal
Norfolk—Elgin John Lawrence Stansell Conservative
Northumberland Milton Edgar Maybee Conservative
Ontario Thomas Erlin Kaiser Conservative
Ottawa (City of)* John Léo Chabot Conservative
Stewart McClenaghan Conservative
Oxford North Donald Matheson Sutherland Conservative
Oxford South Donald Sutherland Conservative
Parkdale David Spence Conservative
Parry Sound James Arthurs Conservative
Peel Samuel Charters Conservative
Perth North David McKenzie Wright Conservative
Perth South Frederick George Sanderson Liberal
Peterborough West Edward Armour Peck Conservative
Port Arthur—Thunder Bay William Fitzgerald Langworthy Conservative
Prescott Gustave Evanturel Liberal
Prince Edward—Lennox John Hubbs Conservative
Renfrew North Ira Delbert Cotnam Conservative
Renfrew South Martin James Maloney Conservative
Russell Alfred Goulet Liberal
Simcoe East Alfred Burke Thompson Conservative
Simcoe North William Alves Boys Conservative
Stormont Charles James Hamilton Conservative
Timiskaming North John Raymond O'Neill Conservative
Timiskaming South Ernest Frederick Armstrong Conservative
Toronto East Edmond Baird Ryckman Conservative
Toronto East Centre Edmund James Bristol Conservative
Toronto—High Park Alexander James Anderson Conservative
Toronto Northeast Richard Langton Baker Conservative
Toronto Northwest Thomas Langton Church Conservative
Toronto—Scarborough Joseph Henry Harris Conservative
Toronto South George Reginald Geary Conservative
Toronto West Centre Horatio Clarence Hocken Conservative
Victoria Thomas Hubert Stinson Conservative
Waterloo North William Daum Euler Liberal
Waterloo South Alexander McKay Edwards Conservative
Welland George Hamilton Pettit Conservative
Wellington North Duncan Sinclair Conservative
Wellington South Hugh Guthrie Conservative
Wentworth Gordon Crooks Wilson Conservative
York North Thomas Herbert Lennox Conservative
York South William Findlay Maclean Independent Conservative
York West Henry Lumley Drayton Conservative

Prince Edward Island

Riding Name Party
King's John Alexander Macdonald Conservative
Prince Alfred Edgar MacLean Liberal
Queen's* Robert Harold Jenkins Liberal
John Albert Messervy Conservative


Riding Name Party
Argenteuil George Halsey Perley Conservative
Bagot Joseph Edmond Marcile (died in office) Liberal
Georges Dorèze Morin (by-election of 1925-12-07) Liberal
Beauce Édouard Lacroix Liberal
Beauharnois Maxime Raymond Liberal
Bellechasse Charles Alphonse Fournier Liberal
Berthier—Maskinongé Joseph-Charles-Théodore Gervais Liberal
Bonaventure Charles Marcil Liberal
Brome—Missisquoi William Frederic Kay Liberal
Cartier Samuel William Jacobs Liberal
Chambly—Verchères Aimé Langlois Liberal
Champlain Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers Liberal
Charlevoix—Saguenay Pierre-François Casgrain Liberal
Châteauguay—Huntingdon James Alexander Robb Liberal
Chicoutimi Julien-Édouard-Alfred Dubuc Independent Liberal
Compton Joseph Étienne Letellier de Saint-Just Liberal
Dorchester Lucien Cannon Liberal
Drummond—Arthabaska Wilfrid Girouard Liberal
Gaspé Rodolphe Lemieux Liberal
Hochelaga Édouard-Charles St-Père Liberal
Hull Joseph-Éloi Fontaine Liberal
Jacques Cartier Joseph-Théodule Rhéaume Liberal
Joliette Jean-Joseph Denis Liberal
Kamouraska Joseph Georges Bouchard Liberal
Labelle Joseph Henri Napoléon Bourassa Independent
Lake St. John Armand Sylvestre Liberal
Laprairie—Napierville Roch Lanctôt Liberal
L'Assomption—Montcalm Paul-Arthur Séguin Liberal
Laurier—Outremont Joseph-Alexandre Mercier Liberal
Laval—Two Mountains Liguori Lacombe Liberal
Lévis Joseph-Étienne Dussault Liberal
L'Islet Joseph-Fernand Fafard Liberal
Lotbinière Joseph-Achille Verville Liberal
Maisonneuve Clément Robitaille Liberal
Matane Georges-Léonidas Dionne Liberal
Mégantic Eusèbe Roberge Liberal
Montmagny Leo Kemner Laflamme Liberal
Mount Royal Robert Smeaton White Conservative
Nicolet Joseph-Félix Descoteaux Liberal
Pontiac Frank S. Cahill Liberal
Portneuf Michel-Siméon Delisle Liberal
Québec—Montmorency Henri-Edgar Lavigueur Liberal
Quebec East Ernest Lapointe Liberal
Quebec South Charles Gavan Power Liberal
Quebec West Georges Parent Liberal
Richelieu Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin Liberal
Richmond—Wolfe Edmund William Tobin Liberal
Rimouski Eugène Fiset Liberal
St. Ann James John Edmund Guérin Liberal
St. Antoine Leslie Gordon Bell Conservative
St. Denis Joseph-Arthur Denis Liberal
St. Henri Paul Mercier Liberal
St. Hyacinthe—Rouville René Morin Liberal
St. James Fernand Rinfret Liberal
St. Johns—Iberville Aldéric-Joseph Benoit Liberal
St. Lawrence—St. George Charles Cahan Conservative
St. Mary Hermas Deslauriers Liberal
Shefford Georges Henri Boivin Liberal
Sherbrooke Charles Benjamin Howard Liberal
Stanstead Willis Keith Baldwin Liberal
Témiscouata Jean-François Pouliot Liberal
Terrebonne Jules-Édouard Prévost Liberal
Three Rivers—St. Maurice Arthur Bettez Liberal
Vaudreuil—Soulanges Lawrence Alexander Wilson Liberal
Wright Fizalam-William Perras Liberal
Yamaska Aimé Boucher Liberal


Riding Name Party
Assiniboia Robert McKenzie Liberal
Humboldt Albert Frederick Totzke Liberal
Kindersley Archibald M. Carmichael Progressive
Last Mountain William Russell Fansher Progressive
Long Lake John Frederick Johnston Progressive
Mackenzie Milton Neil Campbell Progressive
Maple Creek George Spence Liberal
Melfort Malcolm McLean Liberal
Melville William Richard Motherwell Liberal
Moose Jaw John Gordon Ross Liberal
North Battleford Cameron Ross McIntosh Liberal
Prince Albert Charles McDonald (until 15 January 1926 resignation to allow seat for Mackenzie King) Liberal
William Lyon Mackenzie King (by-election of 1926-02-15) Liberal
Qu'Appelle John Millar Progressive
Regina Francis Nicholson Darke (resigned 20 February 1926 to allow seat for Dunning) Liberal
Charles Avery Dunning (by-election of 1926-03-16) Liberal
Rosetown John Evans Progressive
Saskatoon Alexander MacGillivray Young Liberal
South Battleford John Vallance Liberal
Swift Current Charles Edward Bothwell Liberal
Weyburn Edward James Young Liberal
Willow Bunch Thomas F. Donnelly Liberal
Yorkton George Washington McPhee Liberal


Riding Name Party
Yukon George Black Conservative


By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Middlesex West March 29, 1926 John Campbell Elliott      Liberal John Campbell Elliott      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Labour Yes
Regina March 16, 1926 Francis Nicholson Darke      Liberal Charles Avery Dunning      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Dunning Yes
Prince Albert February 15, 1926 Charles McDonald      Liberal William Lyon Mackenzie King      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Mackenzie King Yes
Bagot December 7, 1925 Joseph Edmond Marcile      Liberal Georges Dorèze Morin      Liberal Death Yes


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