28th Canadian Parliament
The 28th Canadian Parliament was in session from September 12, 1968, until September 1, 1972. The membership was set by the 1968 federal election on June 25, 1968, and it changed only slightly due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1972 election.
|28th Parliament of Canada|
|September 12, 1968– September 1, 1972|
|Rt. Hon. Pierre Trudeau|
(20th Canadian Ministry)
April 20, 1968 – June 4, 1979
|Leader of the|
|Hon. Robert Stanfield|
November 6, 1967 – November 21, 1976
|Opposition||Progressive Conservative Party|
|Third parties||New Democratic Party|
|House of Commons|
Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
|Speaker of the|
|Hon. Lucien Lamoureux|
January 18, 1966 – September 29, 1974
|Hon. Donald MacDonald|
July 6, 1968 – September 23, 1970
|Hon. Allan MacEachen|
September 24, 1970 – May 9, 1974
|Hon. Ged Baldwin|
July 27, 1968 – September 20, 1973
|Members||264 MP seats|
List of members
|Speaker of the|
|Hon. Jean-Paul Deschatelets|
September 5, 1968 – December 13, 1972
April 20, 1968 – March 31, 1969
|Hon. Paul Martin Sr.|
April 1, 1969 – August 7, 1974
|Hon. Jacques Flynn|
October 31, 1967 – May 22, 1979
|Senators||102 senator seats|
List of senators
September 12, 1968 – October 22, 1969
October 23, 1969 – October 7, 1970
October 8, 1970 – February 16, 1972
February 17, 1972 – September 1, 1972
It was controlled by a Liberal Party majority under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and the 20th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Progressive Conservative Party led by Robert Stanfield.
There were four sessions of the 28th Parliament:
|1st||September 12, 1968||October 22, 1969|
|2nd||October 23, 1969||October 7, 1970|
|3rd||October 8, 1970||February 16, 1972|
|4th||February 17, 1972||September 1, 1972|
Members of the House of CommonsEdit
Members of the House of Commons in the 28th parliament arranged by province.
Prince Edward IslandEdit
|Cardigan||Melvin McQuaid||Progressive Conservative|
|Egmont||David MacDonald||Progressive Conservative|
|Hillsborough||Heath MacQuarrie||Progressive Conservative|
|Malpeque||John Angus MacLean||Progressive Conservative|
- * Bernard Pilon died in office on November 17, 1970. He was replaced by Yvon Heureux in a 1971 by-election
- ** Bernard Dumont resigned from parliament and was replaced by Léopold Corriveau in a 1970 by-election
- *** Roch La Salle quit the Tory party on May 5, 1971, when leader Robert Stanfield rejected a proposal to recognize Canada as being made up of two nations
- † Léo Cadieux left parliament to become ambassador to France and was replaced by Maurice Dupras in a 1970 by-election
- †† Raymond Rock crossed the floor on March 12, 1972, over protests that the government gave backbenchers too little influence
- ††† Joseph-Alfred Mongrain died in office on December 23, 1970, and was replaced by Claude G. Lajoie in a 1971 by-election
- * James E. Brown was appointed ambassador and was replaced by Derek Blackburn in a 1971 by-election
- ** On December 3, 1969, Sylvester Perry Ryan left the Liberal Party to sit as an independent, uncomfortable with Trudeau's policies. On September 11, 1970, he joined the Progressive Conservatives.
- *** On May 21, 1971, Paul Hellyer left the Liberal Party to sit as an independent, protesting the government's economic policies. On July 25, 1972, he joined the Progressive Conservatives.
- * George Muir died in office on August 26, 1970, and was replaced by Jack Murta in a by-election later that year.
- ** Edward Schreyer left parliament to become leader of the Manitoba NDP and then Premier of Manitoba he was replaced by Doug Rowland in a 1969 by-election.
- * Richard Durante won in 1968 by only nine votes over Tom Barnett. After several irregularities were found the result was declared void and Tom Barnett won the subsequent redo held on March 8, 1969.
- ** Colin Cameron died in office and was replaced by Tommy Douglas in a February 10, 1969 by-election
|Northwest Territories||Robert Orange||Liberal|
|Yukon||Erik Nielsen||Progressive Conservative|
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