27th Canadian Parliament
The 27th Canadian Parliament was in session from January 18, 1966, until April 23, 1968. The membership was set by the 1965 federal election on November 8, 1965, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1968 election.
|December 9, 1965– April 23, 1968|
|Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson|
(19th Canadian Ministry)
April 22, 1963 – April 20, 1968
|Opposition||Progressive Conservative Party|
|Third party||New Democratic Party|
|Social Credit Party|
|House of Commons|
Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
|Members||265 MP seats|
List of members
|Senators||102 senator seats|
List of senators
January 18, 1966 – May 8, 1967
May 8, 1967 – April 23, 1968
It was controlled by a Liberal Party minority under Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and the 19th Canadian Ministry. Pierre Trudeau succeeded Pearson as party leader and Prime Minister shortly before this Parliament ended for the 1968 national election.
There were two sessions of the 27th Parliament:
|1st||January 18, 1966||May 8, 1967|
|2nd||May 8, 1967||April 23, 1968|
Distribution of seats at the beginning of the 27th ParliamentEdit
|Progressive Conservative||John Diefenbaker||93||95||97||+4.3%|
|New Democratic||Tommy Douglas||24||17||21||-12.5%|
|Ralliement créditiste||Réal Caouette||9|
|Social Credit||R.N. Thompson||17||24||5||-70.6%|
|Sources: http://www.elections.ca History of Federal Ridings since 1867|
"% change" refers to change from previous election 1 "Previous" refers to the results of the previous election, not the party standings in the House of Commons prior to dissolution.
List of membersEdit
Following is a full list of members of the twenty-seventh 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.
|Bonavista—Twillingate||Jack Pickersgill (resigned 19 September 1967)||Liberal|
|Charles Granger (by-election of 1967-11-06)||Liberal|
|Burin—Burgeo||Chesley William Carter (until 8 July 1966 Senate appointment)||Liberal|
|Don Jamieson (by-election of 1966-09-19)||Liberal|
|Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador||Charles Granger (resigned 1 August 1966)1||Liberal|
|Andrew Chatwood (by-election of 1966-09-19)||Liberal|
|Humber—St. George's||Herman Maxwell Batten||Liberal|
|St. John's East||Joseph O'Keefe||Liberal|
|St. John's West||Richard Cashin||Liberal|
|Trinity—Conception||James Roy Tucker||Liberal|
1Granger resigned the seat of Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador in August 1966 to contest a seat in the Newfoundland House of Assembly and was succeeded by Andrew Chatwood of the Liberals. Granger became Minister of Labrador Affairs in the provincial cabinet. He resigned his provincial office in September 1967 to contest the federal seat of Bonavista—Twillingate vacated by Jack Pickersgill. Granger was successful and became Minister without portfolio in Pearson's Cabinet.
|Northwest Territories||Robert Orange||Liberal|
|King's||Melvin McQuaid||Progressive Conservative|
|Prince||David MacDonald||Progressive Conservative|
|Queen's*||Angus MacLean||Progressive Conservative|
|Heath MacQuarrie||Progressive Conservative|
|Yukon||Erik Nielsen||Progressive Conservative|
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