26th Canadian Parliament

The 26th Canadian Parliament was in session from May 16, 1963, until September 8, 1965. The membership was set by the 1963 federal election on April 8, 1963, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1965 election. Most of the MPs were elected as the single member for their district. Two represented Queen's (PEI) and two represented Halifax.

26th Parliament of Canada
Minority parliament
16 May 1963 – 8 September 1965
Parliament leaders
Lester B. Pearson
Cabinet19th Canadian Ministry
Leader of the
John Diefenbaker
Party caucuses
GovernmentLiberal Party
OppositionProgressive Conservative Party
RecognizedSocial Credit Party
New Democratic Party
House of Commons

Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
Members265 MP seats
List of members
MonarchElizabeth II
6 February 1952 – 8 September 2022
1st session
1963-05-16 – 1963-12-21
2nd session
1964-02-18 – 1965-04-03
3rd session
1965-04-05 – 1965-09-08
← 25th → 27th

It was controlled by a Liberal Party minority under Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and the 19th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Progressive Conservative Party, led by John Diefenbaker.

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

There were three sessions of the 26th Parliament.

List of members Edit

Following is a full list of members of the twenty-sixth 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.

Alberta Edit

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 Harry Hays Liberal
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 Columbia Edit

Electoral district Name Party
Burnaby—Coquitlam Tommy Douglas 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 Charles James McNeil Willoughby 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 Ron Basford Liberal
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 Grant Deachman Liberal
Vancouver South Arthur Laing Liberal
Victoria David Groos Liberal

Manitoba Edit

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 Margaret Konantz Liberal
Winnipeg South Centre Gordon Churchill Progressive Conservative

New Brunswick Edit

Electoral district Name Party
Charlotte Allan M.A. 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 (died in office) Liberal
Margaret Rideout (by-election of 1964-11-09) Liberal
York—Sunbury John Chester MacRae Progressive Conservative

Newfoundland Edit

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 Joseph Phillip O'Keefe Liberal
St. John's West Richard Cashin Liberal
Trinity—Conception James Roy Tucker Liberal

Northwest Territories Edit

Electoral district Name Party
Northwest Territories Eugène Rhéaume Progressive Conservative

Nova Scotia Edit

Electoral district Name Party
Antigonish—Guysborough John Benjamin Stewart Liberal
Cape Breton North and Victoria Robert Muir Progressive Conservative
Cape Breton South Donald MacInnis Progressive Conservative
Colchester—Hants Cyril Kennedy Progressive Conservative
Cumberland Robert Coates Progressive Conservative
Digby—Annapolis—Kings George Nowlan Progressive Conservative
Halifax* John Lloyd Liberal
Gerald Regan Liberal
Inverness—Richmond Allan MacEachen Liberal
Pictou Russell MacEwan Progressive Conservative
Queens—Lunenburg Lloyd Crouse Progressive Conservative
Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare Frederick Thomas Armstrong Liberal

Ontario Edit

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 David George Hahn Liberal
Bruce Edison John Clayton Loney Progressive Conservative
Carleton Cyril Lloyd Francis Liberal
Cochrane Joseph-Anaclet Habel Liberal
Danforth Reid Scott New Democratic Party
Davenport Walter L. Gordon Liberal
Dufferin—Simcoe Ellwood Madill Progressive Conservative
Durham Russell Honey Liberal
Eglinton Mitchell Sharp Liberal
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 William Dean Howe New Democratic Party
Hamilton West Joseph Macaluso Liberal
Hastings—Frontenac Roderick Arthur Ennis Webb Progressive Conservative
Hastings South Anthony Robert Temple Liberal
High Park Pat Cameron Liberal
Huron Lewis Elston Cardiff Progressive Conservative
Kenora—Rainy River William Moore Benidickson Liberal-Labour
Kent Harold Warren Danforth Progressive Conservative
Kingston Edgar Benson Liberal
Lambton—Kent Mac McCutcheon Progressive Conservative
Lambton West Walter Frank Foy Liberal
Lanark George Doucett Progressive Conservative
Leeds John Matheson Liberal
Lincoln James Carroll Patrick Mcnulty Liberal
London John Alfred Irvine 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
Carl Legault (by-election of 1964-06-22) Liberal
Norfolk Jack Roxburgh Liberal
Northumberland Pauline Jewett Liberal
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 Joe Greene Liberal
Rosedale Donald Stovel Macdonald Liberal
Russell Paul Tardif Liberal
Simcoe East Philip Bernard Rynard Progressive Conservative
Simcoe North Heber Edgar Smith Progressive Conservative
Spadina Sylvester Perry Ryan Liberal
Stormont Lucien Lamoureux Liberal
St. Paul's Ian Wahn Liberal
Sudbury Rodger Mitchell Liberal
Timiskaming Arnold Peters New Democratic Party
Timmins Murdo Martin New Democratic Party
Trinity Paul Hellyer Liberal
Victoria Charles Wesley Lamb Progressive Conservative
Waterloo North Oscar William Weichel Progressive Conservative
Waterloo South Gordon Chaplin (died in office) Progressive Conservative
Max Saltsman (by-election of 1964-11-09) New Democratic Party
Welland William Hector McMillan Liberal
Wellington—Huron Marvin Howe Progressive Conservative
Wellington South Alfred Dryden Hales Progressive Conservative
Wentworth John B. Morison Liberal
York Centre James Edgar Walker Liberal
York East Steven Otto Liberal
York—Humber Ralph Cowan Liberal
York North John Hollings Addison Liberal
York—Scarborough Maurice John Moreau Liberal
York South Marvin Gelber Liberal
York West Leonard Patrick (Red) Kelly Liberal

Prince Edward Island Edit

Electoral district Name Party
King's John Cooney Mullally Liberal
Prince John Watson Macnaught Liberal
Queen's* John Angus Maclean Progressive Conservative
Heath MacQuarrie Progressive Conservative

Quebec Edit

Electoral district Name Party
Argenteuil—Deux-Montagnes Vincent Drouin Liberal
Beauce Gérard Perron Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Beauharnois—Salaberry Gérald Laniel Liberal
Bellechasse Herman E. Laverdière Liberal
Berthier—Maskinongé—delanaudière Rémi Paul Progressive Conservative
Bonaventure Albert Béchard Liberal
Brome—Missisquoi Heward Grafftey Progressive Conservative
Cartier Milton L. Klein Liberal
Chambly—Rouville J.-E. Bernard Pilon Liberal
Champlain Jean-Paul Matte Liberal
Chapleau Gérard Laprise Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Charlevoix Louis-Philippe-Antoine Bélanger Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Châteauguay—Huntingdon—Laprairie Ian Watson Liberal
Chicoutimi Maurice Côté Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Compton—Frontenac Henry P. Latulippe Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Dollard Guy Rouleau Liberal
Dorchester Pierre-André Boutin Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Drummond—Arthabaska Jean-Luc Pépin Liberal
Gaspé Alexandre Cyr Liberal
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
Ralliement Créditiste
Labelle Gérard Girouard Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Lac-Saint-Jean Marcel Lessard Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Lafontaine Georges-C. Lachance Liberal
Lapointe Gilles Grégoire Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Laurier Lionel Chevrier (resigned 27 December 1963) Liberal
Fernand-E. Leblanc (by-election of 1964-02-10) Liberal
Laval Jean-Léo Rochon Liberal
Lévis Raynald Guay Liberal
Longueuil Jean-Pierre Côté Liberal
Lotbinière Auguste Choquette Liberal
Maisonneuve—Rosemont Jean-Paul Deschatelets Liberal
Matapédia—Matane René Tremblay Liberal
Mégantic Raymond Langlois Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Mercier Prosper Boulanger Liberal
Montmagny—L'Islet Jean-Charles Richard Berger Liberal
Mount Royal Alan Aylesworth Macnaughton Liberal
Nicolet—Yamaska Clément Vincent Progressive Conservative
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Edmund Tobin Asselin Liberal
Outremont—St-Jean Maurice Lamontagne Liberal
Papineau Guy Favreau Liberal
Pontiac—Témiscamingue Paul Raymond Martineau Progressive Conservative
Portneuf Jean-Louis Frenette Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Québec—Montmorency Guy Marcoux Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Quebec East Jean Robert Beaulé Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Quebec South Jean-Charles Cantin Liberal
Quebec West Lucien Plourde Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Richelieu—Verchères Lucien Cardin Liberal
Richmond—Wolfe Joseph Patrick Tobin Asselin Liberal
Rimouski Gérard Ouellet Social Credit
Progressive Conservative
Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata Rosaire Gendron Liberal
Roberval Charles-Arthur Gauthier Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Saguenay Gustave Blouin Liberal
St. Ann Gérard Loiselle Liberal
Saint-Antoine—Westmount Charles (Bud) Drury Liberal
Saint-Denis Azellus Denis (resigned 27 December 1963) Liberal
Marcel Prud'homme (by-election of 1964-02-10) 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 Jean Chrétien Liberal
Shefford Gilbert F. Rondeau Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Sherbrooke Gérard Chapdelaine Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste
Stanstead Yves Forest Liberal
Terrebonne Léo Cadieux Liberal
Trois-Rivières Léon Balcer Progressive Conservative
Vaudreuil—Soulanges René Émard Liberal
Verdun Bryce Mackasey Liberal
Villeneuve Réal Caouette Social Credit
Ralliement Créditiste

Saskatchewan Edit

Electoral district Name Party
Assiniboia Lawrence E. Watson Progressive Conservative
Humboldt—Melfort—Tisdale Reynold Rapp Progressive Conservative
Kindersley Reg Cantelon 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 (died 4 March 1964) Progressive Conservative
Eloise Jones (by-election of 1964-06-22) Progressive Conservative
Swift Current—Maple Creek Jack McIntosh Progressive Conservative
The Battlefords Albert Ralph Horner Progressive Conservative
Yorkton Gordon Drummond Clancy Progressive Conservative

Yukon Edit

Electoral district Name Party
Yukon Erik Nielsen Progressive Conservative

By-elections Edit

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Westmorland November 9, 1964 Sherwood Rideout      Liberal Margaret Rideout      Liberal Death Yes
Waterloo South November 9, 1964 Gordon Chaplin      Progressive Conservative Max Saltsman      New Democratic Death No
Nipissing June 22, 1964 Jack Garland      Liberal Carl Legault      Liberal Death Yes
Saskatoon June 22, 1964 Henry Frank Jones      Progressive Conservative Eloise Jones      Progressive Conservative Death Yes
Laurier February 10, 1964 Lionel Chevrier      Liberal Fernand-E. Leblanc      Liberal Resignation Yes
Saint-Denis February 10, 1964 Azellus Denis      Liberal Marcel Prud'Homme      Liberal Resignation Yes

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