16th Canadian Parliament
The 16th Canadian Parliament was in session from December 9, 1926, until May 30, 1930. The membership was set by the 1926 federal election on September 14, 1926, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1930 election.
It was controlled by a Liberal Party minority under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and the 14th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Conservative Party, led briefly by Hugh Guthrie, and then by Richard Bedford Bennett.
There were four sessions of the 16th Parliament:
|1st||December 9, 1926||April 14, 1927|
|2nd||January 26, 1928||June 11, 1928|
|3rd||February 7, 1929||June 14, 1929|
|4th||February 20, 1930||May 30, 1930|
List of membersEdit
Following is a full list of members of the sixteenth Parliament listed first by province, then by electoral district.
Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.
|Cariboo||John Anderson Fraser||Conservative|
|Comox—Alberni||Alan Webster Neill||Independent|
|Fraser Valley||Harry James Barber||Conservative|
|Kootenay East||James Horace King (until 11 October 1926 emoulment appointment)||Liberal|
|James Horace King (by-election of 9 November 1926)||Liberal|
|Kootenay West||William Esling||Conservative|
|New Westminster||William Garland McQuarrie||Conservative|
|Skeena||James Charles Brady||Conservative|
|Vancouver—Burrard||John Arthur Clark||Conservative|
|Vancouver Centre||Henry Herbert Stevens||Conservative|
|Vancouver North||Alexander Duncan McRae||Conservative|
|Vancouver South||Leon Johnson Ladner||Conservative|
|Victoria||Simon Fraser Tolmie (resigned 5 June 1928)||Conservative|
|D'Arcy Plunkett (by-election of 6 December 1928)||Conservative|
|Charlotte||Robert Watson Grimmer||Conservative|
|Gloucester||Peter Veniot (until 5 October 1926 emoulment appointment)||Liberal|
|Peter Veniot (by-election of 2 November 1926)||Liberal|
|Kent||Alfred Edmond Bourgeois||Liberal|
|Northumberland||Charles Joseph Morrissy||Liberal|
|Royal||George Burpee Jones||Conservative|
|St. John—Albert*||Thomas Bell||Conservative|
|Victoria—Carleton||James Kidd Flemming||Conservative|
|Albion Roudolph Foster (by-election of 16 June 1927)||Liberal|
|Westmorland||Otto Baird Price||Conservative|
|Antigonish—Guysborough||John Carey Douglas||Conservative|
|William Duff (by-election of 18 January 1927)||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|
|Halifax*||William Anderson Black||Conservative|
|Felix Patrick Quinn||Conservative|
|Hants—Kings||James Lorimer Ilsley||Liberal|
|Inverness||Isaac Duncan MacDougall||Conservative|
|Queens—Lunenburg||William Gordon Ernst||Conservative|
|Richmond—West Cape Breton||John Alexander MacDonald||Conservative|
|Shelburne—Yarmouth||Paul Hatfield (until 6 October 1926)||Liberal|
|James Ralston (by-election of 2 November 1926)||Liberal|
|King's||John Alexander Macdonald||Conservative|
|Prince||Alfred Edgar MacLean||Liberal|
|Queen's*||Robert Harold Jenkins||Liberal|
|John Ewen Sinclair||Liberal|
|Brandon||February 5, 1930||Robert Forke||Liberal-Progressive||Thomas Alexander Crerar||Liberal||Called to the Senate||No|
|Bagot||January 27, 1930||Georges Dorèze Morin||Liberal||Cyrille Dumaine||Liberal||Death||Yes|
|Châteauguay—Huntingdon||January 27, 1930||James Alexander Robb||Liberal||Dennis James O'Connor||Liberal||Death||Yes|
|Prescott||July 29, 1929||Louis-Mathias Auger||Independent Liberal||Élie-Oscar Bertrand||Liberal||Resignation following criminal charge||No|
|Lanark||July 29, 1929||Richard Franklin Preston||Conservative||William Samuel Murphy||Independent Conservative||Death||No|
|Vaudreuil-Soulanges||July 29, 1929||Lawrence Alexander Wilson||Liberal||Lawrence Alexander Wilson||Liberal||Resigned, intending to retire, but persuaded to run again||Yes|
|Laprairie—Napierville||July 22, 1929||Roch Lanctôt||Liberal||Vincent Dupuis||Liberal||Death||Yes|
|Frontenac—Addington||July 22, 1929||John Wesley Edwards||Conservative||William Spankie||Conservative||Death||Yes|
|Lambton West||January 14, 1929||William Goodison||Liberal||Ross Gray||Liberal||Death||Yes|
|Joliette||December 17, 1928||Jean-Joseph Denis||Liberal||Charles-Édouard Ferland||Liberal||Appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec.||Yes|
|Victoria||December 6, 1928||Simon Fraser Tolmie||Conservative||D'Arcy Plunkett||Conservative||Resignation to become Premier of British Columbia.||Yes|
|York West||October 29, 1928||Henry Lumley Drayton||Conservative||Earl Lawson||Conservative||Appointed Chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.||Yes|
|Maple Creek||November 25, 1927||George Spence||Liberal||William George Bock||Liberal||Resignation to enter provincial politics in Saskatchewan||Yes|
|Huron North||September 12, 1927||John Warwick King||Progressive||George Spotton||Liberal||Death||No|
|Victoria—Carleton||June 16, 1927||James Kidd Flemming||Conservative||Albion Roudolph Foster||Liberal||Death||No|
|Antigonish—Guysborough||January 18, 1927||John Carey Douglas||Conservative||William Duff||Liberal||Death||No|
|Kootenay East||November 9, 1926||James Horace King||Liberal||James Horace King||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment||Yes|
|Bruce North||November 9, 1926||James Malcolm||Liberal||James Malcolm||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Trade and Commerce||Yes|
|Dorchester||November 2, 1926||Lucien Cannon||Liberal||Lucien Cannon||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Solicitor General||Yes|
|Richelieu||November 2, 1926||Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin||Liberal||Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Marine and Fisheries||Yes|
|Regina||November 2, 1926||Charles Avery Dunning||Liberal||Charles Avery Dunning||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Railways and Canals.||Yes|
|Middlesex West||November 2, 1926||John Campbell Elliott||Liberal||John Campbell Elliott||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Public Works.||Yes|
|Waterloo North||November 2, 1926||William Daum Euler||Liberal||William Daum Euler||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Customs and Excise.||Yes|
|Brandon||November 2, 1926||Robert Forke||Liberal-Progressive||Robert Forke||Liberal-Progressive||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Immigration and Colonization||Yes|
|Kenora—Rainy River||November 2, 1926||Peter Heenan||Liberal||Peter Heenan||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Labour||Yes|
|Prince Albert||November 2, 1926||William Lyon Mackenzie King||Liberal||William Lyon Mackenzie King||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Prime Minister.||Yes|
|Quebec East||November 2, 1926||Ernest Lapointe||Liberal||Ernest Lapointe||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Justice.||Yes|
|Melville||November 2, 1926||William Richard Motherwell||Liberal||William Richard Motherwell||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Agriculture.||Yes|
|Shelburne—Yarmouth||November 2, 1926||Paul Lacombe Hatfield||Liberal||James Ralston||Liberal||Called to the Senate to provide a seat for Ralston||Yes|
|St. James||November 2, 1926||Fernand Rinfret||Liberal||Fernand Rinfret||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Secretary of State of Canada.||Yes|
|Châteauguay—Huntingdon||November 2, 1926||James Robb||Liberal||James Robb||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Finance.||Yes|
|Edmonton West||November 2, 1926||Charles Stewart||Liberal||Charles Stewart||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of the Interior and Mines.||Yes|
|Gloucester||November 2, 1926||Peter Veniot||Liberal||Peter Veniot||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Postmaster General.||Yes|
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