25th Canadian Parliament

The 25th Canadian Parliament was in session from September 27, 1962, until February 6, 1963. The membership was set by the 1962 federal election on June 18, 1962, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1963 election.

The initial seat distribution of the 25th Canadian Parliament
John Diefenbaker was Prime Minister during the 25th Canadian Parliament.

It was controlled by a Progressive Conservative Party minority under Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and the 18th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Liberal Party, led by Lester B. Pearson.

It was the third shortest parliament in Canadian history.

The Speaker was Marcel Lambert. See also List of Canadian electoral districts 1952-1966 for a list of the ridings in this parliament.

There was only one session of the 25th Parliament:

Session Start End
1st September 27, 1962 February 6, 1963

List of membersEdit

Following is a full list of members of the twenty-fifth Parliament listed first by province or territory, then by electoral district.

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


Electoral district Name Party
Acadia Jack Horner Progressive Conservative
Athabaska Jack Bigg Progressive Conservative
Battle River—Camrose Clifford Smallwood Progressive Conservative
Bow River Eldon Woolliams Progressive Conservative
Calgary North Douglas Harkness Progressive Conservative
Calgary South Arthur Ryan Smith Progressive Conservative
Edmonton East William Skoreyko Progressive Conservative
Edmonton—Strathcona Terry Nugent Progressive Conservative
Edmonton West Marcel Lambert Progressive Conservative
Jasper—Edson Hugh Horner Progressive Conservative
Lethbridge Deane Gundlock Progressive Conservative
Macleod Lawrence Kindt Progressive Conservative
Medicine Hat Bud Olson Social Credit
Peace River Ged Baldwin Progressive Conservative
Red Deer Robert N. Thompson Social Credit
Vegreville Frank Fane Progressive Conservative
Wetaskiwin Harry Andrew Moore Progressive Conservative

British ColumbiaEdit

Electoral district Name Party
Burnaby—Coquitlam Erhart Regier (resigned 20 August 1962) New Democratic Party
Tommy Douglas (by-election of 1962-10-22) New Democratic Party
Burnaby—Richmond Bob Prittie New Democratic Party
Cariboo Bert Leboe Social Credit
Coast—Capilano John (Jack) Davis Liberal
Comox—Alberni Thomas Speakman Barnett New Democratic Party
Esquimalt—Saanich George Louis Chatterton Progressive Conservative
Fraser Valley Alexander Bell Patterson Social Credit
Kamloops Edmund Davie Fulton Progressive Conservative
Kootenay East Jim Byrne Liberal
Kootenay West Herbert Wilfred Herridge New Democratic Party
Nanaimo—Cowichan—The Islands Colin Cameron New Democratic Party
New Westminster Barry Mather New Democratic Party
Okanagan Boundary David Vaughan Pugh Progressive Conservative
Okanagan—Revelstoke Stuart A. Fleming Progressive Conservative
Skeena Frank Howard New Democratic Party
Vancouver—Burrard Thomas Rodney Berger New Democratic Party
Vancouver Centre John Robert (Jack) Nicholson Liberal
Vancouver East Harold Edward Winch New Democratic Party
Vancouver Kingsway Arnold Alexander Webster New Democratic Party
Vancouver Quadra Howard Charles Green Progressive Conservative
Vancouver South Arthur Laing Liberal
Victoria Albert DeBurgo McPhillips Progressive Conservative


Electoral district Name Party
Brandon—Souris Walter Dinsdale Progressive Conservative
Churchill Robert Simpson Progressive Conservative
Dauphin Richard Elmer Forbes Progressive Conservative
Lisgar George Robson Muir Progressive Conservative
Marquette Nick Mandziuk Progressive Conservative
Portage—Neepawa Siegfried John Enns Progressive Conservative
Provencher Warner Herbert Jorgenson Progressive Conservative
Selkirk Eric Stefanson, Sr. Progressive Conservative
Springfield Joseph Slogan Progressive Conservative
St. Boniface Roger Teillet Liberal
Winnipeg North David Orlikow New Democratic Party
Winnipeg North Centre Stanley Knowles New Democratic Party
Winnipeg South Gordon Chown Progressive Conservative
Winnipeg South Centre Gordon Churchill Progressive Conservative

New BrunswickEdit

Electoral district Name Party
Charlotte Allan Marcus Atkinson McLean Liberal
Gloucester Hédard-J. Robichaud Liberal
Kent Guy F. Crossman Liberal
Northumberland—Miramichi George Roy Mcwilliam Liberal
Restigouche—Madawaska Jean-Eudes Dubé Liberal
Royal Gordon Fairweather Progressive Conservative
St. John—Albert Thomas Miller Bell Progressive Conservative
Victoria—Carleton Hugh John Flemming Progressive Conservative
Westmorland Sherwood Rideout Liberal
York—Sunbury John Chester MacRae Progressive Conservative


Electoral district Name Party
Bonavista—Twillingate Jack Pickersgill Liberal
Burin—Burgeo Chesley William Carter Liberal
Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador Charles Granger Liberal
Humber—St. George's Herman Maxwell Batten Liberal
St. John's East James Aloysius McGrath Progressive Conservative
St. John's West Richard Cashin Liberal
Trinity—Conception James Roy Tucker Liberal

Northwest TerritoriesEdit

Electoral district Name Party
Northwest Territories Isabel Tibbie Hardie Liberal

Nova ScotiaEdit

Electoral district Name Party
Antigonish—Guysborough John Benjamin Stewart Liberal
Cape Breton North and Victoria Robert Muir Progressive Conservative
Cape Breton South Malcolm MacInnis New Democratic Party
Colchester—Hants Cyril Frost Kennedy Progressive Conservative
Cumberland Robert Coates Progressive Conservative
Digby—Annapolis—Kings George Nowlan Progressive Conservative
Halifax* Robert Jardine McCleave Progressive Conservative
Edmund L. Morris Progressive Conservative
Inverness—Richmond Allan MacEachen Liberal
Pictou Howard Russell Macewan Progressive Conservative
Queens—Lunenburg Lloyd Crouse Progressive Conservative
Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare Felton Fenwick Legere Progressive Conservative


Electoral district Name Party
Algoma East Lester B. Pearson Liberal
Algoma West George Ewart Nixon Liberal
Brantford James Elisha Brown Liberal
Brant—Haldimand Lawrence Pennell Liberal
Broadview George Hees Progressive Conservative
Bruce Andrew Ernest Robinson Progressive Conservative
Carleton Dick Bell Progressive Conservative
Cochrane Joseph-Anaclet Habel Liberal
Danforth Reid Scott New Democratic Party
Davenport Walter L. Gordon Liberal
Dufferin—Simcoe William Earl Rowe Progressive Conservative
Durham Russell Clayton Honey Liberal
Eglinton Donald Fleming Progressive Conservative
Elgin James Alexander McBain Progressive Conservative
Essex East Paul Martin Sr. Liberal
Essex South Eugene Whelan Liberal
Essex West Herb Gray Liberal
Fort William Hubert Badanai Liberal
Glengarry—Prescott Viateur Éthier Liberal
Greenwood Andrew Brewin New Democratic Party
Grenville—Dundas Jean Casselman Wadds Progressive Conservative
Grey—Bruce Eric Alfred Winkler Progressive Conservative
Grey North Percy Verner Noble Progressive Conservative
Halton Harry Cruickshank Harley Liberal
Hamilton East John Munro Liberal
Hamilton South Robert Matthew Turnbull McDonald Progressive Conservative
Hamilton West Ellen Fairclough Progressive Conservative
Hastings—Frontenac Roderick Arthur Ennis Webb Progressive Conservative
Hastings South Lee Elgy Grills Progressive Conservative
High Park Pat Cameron Liberal
Huron Lewis Elston Cardiff Progressive Conservative
Kenora—Rainy River William Moore Benidickson Liberal-Labour
Kent Sidney LeRoi Clunis Liberal
Kingston Edgar Benson Liberal
Lambton—Kent John Wesley Burgess Liberal
Lambton West Walter Frank Foy Liberal
Lanark George Doucett Progressive Conservative
Leeds John Matheson Liberal
Lincoln James Carroll Patrick Mcnulty Liberal
London Ernest Halpenny Progressive Conservative
Middlesex East Campbell Ewing Millar Progressive Conservative
Middlesex West William Howell Arthur Thomas Progressive Conservative
Niagara Falls Judy LaMarsh Liberal
Nickel Belt Osias Godin Liberal
Nipissing Jack Garland Liberal
Norfolk Jack Roxburgh Liberal
Northumberland Harry Oliver Bradley Progressive Conservative
Ontario Michael Starr Progressive Conservative
Ottawa East Jean-Thomas Richard Liberal
Ottawa West George James Mcilraith Liberal
Oxford Wally Nesbitt Progressive Conservative
Parkdale Stanley Haidasz Liberal
Parry Sound—Muskoka Gordon Aiken Progressive Conservative
Peel Bruce Silas Beer Liberal
Perth Jay Monteith Progressive Conservative
Peterborough Fred Stenson Progressive Conservative
Port Arthur Doug Fisher New Democratic Party
Prince Edward—Lennox Douglas Alkenbrack Progressive Conservative
Renfrew North James Moffat Forgie Liberal
Renfrew South James William Baskin Progressive Conservative
Rosedale Donald Stovel Macdonald Liberal
Russell Paul Tardif Liberal
St. Paul's Ian Wahn Liberal
Simcoe East Philip Bernard Rynard Progressive Conservative
Simcoe North Heber Edgar Smith Progressive Conservative
Spadina Sylvester Perry Ryan Liberal
Stormont Lucien Lamoureux Liberal
Sudbury Rodger Mitchell Liberal
Timiskaming Arnold Peters New Democratic Party
Timmins Murdo Martin New Democratic Party
Trinity Paul Hellyer Liberal
Victoria Clayton Wesley Hodgson Progressive Conservative
Waterloo North Oscar William Weichel Progressive Conservative
Waterloo South Gordon Chaplin Progressive Conservative
Welland William Hector McMillan Liberal
Wellington—Huron Marvin Howe Progressive Conservative
Wellington South Alfred Dryden Hales Progressive Conservative
Wentworth Joseph Reed Sams Progressive Conservative
York Centre James Edgar Walker Liberal
York East Steven Otto Liberal
York—Humber Ralph Cowan Liberal
York North John Hollings Addison Liberal
York—Scarborough Frank Charles Mcgee Progressive Conservative
York South David Lewis New Democratic Party
York West Leonard Patrick (Red) Kelly Liberal

Prince Edward IslandEdit

Electoral district Name Party
King's Margaret Mary Macdonald Progressive Conservative
Prince Orville Howard Phillips Progressive Conservative
Queen's* John Angus Maclean Progressive Conservative
Heath MacQuarrie Progressive Conservative


Electoral district Name Party
Argenteuil—Deux-Montagnes Vincent Drouin Liberal
Beauce Gérard Perron Social Credit
Beauharnois—Salaberry Gérald Laniel Liberal
Bellechasse Bernard Dumont Social Credit
Berthier—Maskinongé—delanaudière Rémi Paul Progressive Conservative
Bonaventure Albert Béchard Liberal
Brome—Missisquoi Heward Grafftey Progressive Conservative
Cartier Leon David Crestohl Liberal
Chambly—Rouville J.-E. Bernard Pilon Liberal
Champlain Jean-Paul Matte Liberal
Chapleau Gérard Laprise Social Credit
Charlevoix Louis-Philippe-Antoine Bélanger Social Credit
Châteauguay—Huntingdon—Laprairie Jean Boucher Liberal
Chicoutimi Maurice Côté Social Credit
Compton—Frontenac Henry P. Latulippe Social Credit
Dollard Guy Rouleau Liberal
Dorchester Pierre-André Boutin Social Credit
Drummond—Arthabaska David Ouellet Social Credit
Gaspé Roland Léo English Progressive Conservative
Gatineau Rodolphe Leduc Liberal
Hochelaga Raymond Eudes Liberal
Hull Alexis Pierre Caron Liberal
Îles-de-la-Madeleine Maurice Sauvé Liberal
Jacques-Cartier—Lasalle Raymond Rock Liberal
Joliette—l'Assomption—Montcalm Louis-Joseph Pigeon Progressive Conservative
Kamouraska Charles-Eugène Dionne Social Credit
Labelle Gaston Clermont Liberal
Lac-Saint-Jean Marcel Lessard Social Credit
Lafontaine Georges-C. Lachance Liberal
Lapointe Gilles Grégoire Social Credit
Laurier Lionel Chevrier Liberal
Laval Jean-Léo Rochon Liberal
Lévis J.-Aurélien Roy Social Credit
Longueuil Pierre Sévigny Progressive Conservative
Lotbinière Raymond Joseph Michael O'hurley Progressive Conservative
Maisonneuve—Rosemont Jean-Paul Deschatelets Liberal
Matapédia—Matane Alfred Belzile Progressive Conservative
Mégantic Raymond Langlois Social Credit
Mercier Prosper Boulanger Liberal
Montmagny—L'Islet Jean-Paul Cook Social Credit
Mount Royal Alan Aylesworth Macnaughton Liberal
Nicolet—Yamaska Clément Vincent Progressive Conservative
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Edmund Tobin Asselin Liberal
Outremont—St-Jean Romuald Bourque Liberal
Papineau Adrien Meunier Liberal
Pontiac—Témiscamingue Paul Raymond Martineau Progressive Conservative
Portneuf Jean-Louis Frenette Social Credit
Québec—Montmorency Guy Marcoux Social Credit
Quebec East Jean Robert Beaulé Social Credit
Quebec South Jean-Charles Cantin Liberal
Quebec West Lucien Plourde Social Credit
Richelieu—Verchères Lucien Cardin Liberal
Richmond—Wolfe André Bernier Social Credit
Rimouski Gérard Légaré Liberal
Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata Philippe Gagnon Social Credit
Roberval Charles-Arthur Gauthier Social Credit
Saguenay Lauréat Maltais Social Credit
St. Ann Gérard Loiselle Liberal
Saint-Antoine—Westmount Charles (Bud) Drury Liberal
Saint-Denis Azellus Denis Liberal
Saint-Henri H.-Pit Lessard Liberal
Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot Théogène Ricard Progressive Conservative
Saint-Jacques Maurice Rinfret Liberal
Saint-Jean—Iberville—Napierville Yvon Dupuis Liberal
St. Lawrence—St. George John Turner Liberal
Sainte-Marie Georges Valade Progressive Conservative
Saint-Maurice—Laflèche Gérard Lamy Social Credit
Shefford Gilbert F. Rondeau Social Credit
Sherbrooke Gérard Chapdelaine Social Credit
Stanstead René Joseph Eugène Létourneau Progressive Conservative
Terrebonne Léo Cadieux Liberal
Trois-Rivières Léon Balcer Progressive Conservative
Vaudreuil—Soulanges Marcel Bourbonnais Progressive Conservative
Verdun Bryce Mackasey Liberal
Villeneuve Réal Caouette Social Credit


Electoral district Name Party
Assiniboia Hazen Argue Liberal
Humboldt—Melfort—Tisdale Reynold Rapp Progressive Conservative
Kindersley Robert Hanbidge Progressive Conservative
Mackenzie Stanley Korchinski Progressive Conservative
Meadow Lake Bert Cadieu Progressive Conservative
Melville James Norris Ormiston Progressive Conservative
Moose Jaw—Lake Centre James Ernest Pascoe Progressive Conservative
Moose Mountain Richard Russell Southam Progressive Conservative
Prince Albert John Diefenbaker Progressive Conservative
Qu'Appelle Alvin Hamilton Progressive Conservative
Regina City Ken More Progressive Conservative
Rosetown—Biggar Clarence Owen Cooper Progressive Conservative
Rosthern Edward Nasserden Progressive Conservative
Saskatoon Henry Frank Jones Progressive Conservative
Swift Current—Maple Creek Jack McIntosh Progressive Conservative
The Battlefords Albert Ralph Horner Progressive Conservative
Yorkton Gordon Drummond Clancy Progressive Conservative


Electoral district Name Party
Yukon Erik Nielsen Progressive Conservative


By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Burnaby—Coquitlam October 22, 1962 Erhart Regier      New Democratic Tommy Douglas      New Democratic Resignation to provide a seat for Douglas Yes


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