32nd Canadian Parliament
The 32nd Canadian Parliament was in session from April 14, 1980, until July 9, 1984. The membership was set by the 1980 federal election on February 18, 1980, and it only changed slightly due to resignations and by-elections prior to being dissolved before the 1984 election.
|32nd Parliament of Canada|
|April 14, 1980– July 9, 1984|
|Rt. Hon. Pierre Trudeau
(22nd Canadian Ministry)
March 3, 1980 – June 30, 1984
|Rt. Hon. John Turner
(23rd Canadian Ministry)
June 30, 1984 – September 17, 1984
|Leader of the
|Rt. Hon. Joe Clark
March 3, 1980 – February 1, 1983
|Hon. Erik Nielsen (interim)
February 2, 1983 – August 28, 1983
|Hon. Brian Mulroney
August 29, 1983 – September 16, 1984
|Opposition||Progressive Conservative Party|
|Third party||New Democratic Party|
|Unrecognized||Social Credit Party*|
|* Only in the Senate.|
|House of Commons|
Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
|Speaker of the
|Hon. Jeanne Sauvé
April 14, 1980 – January 15, 1984
|Hon. John Allen Fraser
January 16, 1984 – November 4, 1984
|Hon. Yvon Pinard
March 3, 1980 – June 29, 1984
|Hon. André Ouellet
June 30, 1984 – July 9, 1984
|Hon. Walter Baker
April 14, 1980 – September 8, 1981
|Hon. Erik Nielsen
September 9, 1981 – February 8, 1983
|Hon. Doug Lewis
February 9, 1983 – September 6, 1983
|Hon. Erik Nielsen (2nd time)
September 7, 1983 – April 5, 1984
|Hon. Ray Hnatyshyn
April 6, 1984 – July 9, 1984
|Members||282 MP seats
List of members
|Speaker of the
|Hon. Jean Marchand
March 4, 1980 – December 15, 1983
|Hon. Maurice Riel
December 16, 1983 – November 1, 1984
|Hon. Ray Perrault
March 3, 1980 – September 29, 1982
|Hon. Bud Olson
September 30, 1982 – June 29, 1984
|Hon. Allan MacEachen
June 30, 1984 – September 16, 1984
|Hon. Jacques Flynn
January 1, 1980 – January 1, 1984
|Senators||104 senator seats
List of senators
December 7, 1983 – July 4, 1984
April 14, 1980 – November 30, 1983
It was controlled by a Liberal Party majority, led first by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and the 22nd Canadian Ministry, and then by Prime Minister John Turner and the 23rd Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Progressive Conservative Party, led first by Joe Clark, and then Brian Mulroney.
There were two sessions of the 32nd Parliament:
|1st||April 14, 1980||November 30, 1983|
|2nd||December 7, 1983||July 9, 1984|
The party standings as of the election and as of dissolution were as follows:
|Affiliation||House Members||Senate Members|
|At Dissolution||On Election
* After dissolution but before turning over power, Prime Minister John Turner filled ten of the Senate vacancies with Liberal members, for a total caucus of 74.
Members of the House of CommonsEdit
Members of the House of Commons in the 32nd parliament arranged by province.
Prince Edward IslandEdit
|Cardigan||Daniel J. MacDonald
to September 30, 1980 (death)
from April 13, 1981
|Hillsborough||Thomas McMillan||Progressive Conservative|
|Malpeque||Melbourne Gass||Progressive Conservative|
- * Elmer MacKay resigned his seat to give new Tory leader Brian Mulroney a place in the Commons after an August 1983 by-election.
- * Roch La Salle resigned from parliament on March 17, 1981, to become leader of Quebec's Union Nationale party. After this party suffered a major defeat in the 1981 Quebec election, La Salle resigned as leader and was re-elected to his old position in an August 17 by-election.
- ** Raynald Guay left parliament on August 29, 1980, and was replaced by Gaston Gourde in a May 4, 1981, by-election.
- * Bob Rae left parliament to become leader of the Ontario NDP and was replaced by Lynn McDonald in 1982.
- ** Lincoln Alexander left parliament to become head of the Worker's Compensation Board and was replaced by Stanley Hudecki in a 1980 by-election.
- *** Thomas Cossitt died in office and was replaced by Jennifer Cossitt in a 1982 by-election
- † Judd Buchanan resigned from parliament and was replaced by Jack Burghardt in an April 13, 1981, by-election
- †† Peter Stollery was appointed to the Senate and was replaced by Dan Heap in an August 17, 1981, by-election
- ††† Bruce Lonsdale died in office and was replaced by John MacDougall in an October 12, 1982, by-election.
- * Mark Rose left Parliament and was replaced by Gerry St. Germain in an August 29, 1983, by-election
|Nunatsiaq||Peter Ittinuar||New Democrat to November 26, 1982|
|Liberal (crossed the floor)|
|Western Arctic||Dave Nickerson||Progressive Conservative|
|Yukon||Erik Nielsen||Progressive Conservative|
- Members of the Canadian Senate are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister and remain as Senators until the age of 75, even if the House of Commons has been dissolved or an election has been called.
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