34th Parliament of British Columbia

The 34th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1987 to 1991. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in October 1986.[1] The Social Credit Party led by Bill Vander Zalm formed the government. Vander Zalm resigned in 1991 after he was found to have put himself into a conflict of interest; Rita Johnston then became Premier.[2] The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Bob Skelly formed the official opposition.[3]

John Douglas Reynolds served as speaker for the assembly until 1989. Stephen Rogers succeeded Reynolds as speaker.[4]

Members of the 34th General AssemblyEdit

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1986:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
  Robert Evans Skelly Alberni NDP
  Larry Guno Atlin NDP
  James J. (Jim) Hewitt Boundary-Similkameen Social Credit
  Ivan Charles Messmer
  David Maurice Mercier Burnaby-Edmonds Social Credit
  James Barry Jones Burnaby North NDP
  Elwood Neal Veitch Burnaby-Willingdon Social Credit
  Alexander Vaughan Fraser Cariboo Social Credit
  T. Neil Vant
  Harry H. De Jong Central Fraser Valley Social Credit
  Peter Albert Dueck
  John Jansen Chilliwack Social Credit
  Duane Delton Crandall Columbia River Social Credit
  Stanley Brian Hagen Comox Social Credit
  Mark Willson Rose Coquitlam-Moody NDP
  Graham Preston Bruce Cowichan-Malahat Social Credit
  Kenneth Walter Davidson Delta Social Credit
  John Lawrence Savage
  Johann Alvin Norman Jacobsen Dewdney Social Credit
  Forbes Charles Austin Pelton
  Munmohan Singh (Moe) Sihota Esquimalt-Port Renfrew NDP
  Claude Harry Richmond Kamloops Social Credit
  Stuart Douglas Boland (Bud) Smith
  Kathleen Anne Edwards Kootenay NDP
  Caroline Mary (Carol) Gran Langley Social Credit
  Daniel George Peterson
  Harold Long Mackenzie Social Credit
  John Massey Cashore Maillardville-Coquitlam NDP
  Laurence Dale Lovick Nanaimo NDP
  David Daniel Stupich
  Howard Leroy Dirks Nelson-Creston Social Credit
  Anita Mae Joan Hagen New Westminster NDP
  Colin Stuart Gabelmann North Island NDP
  Anthony Julius (Tony) Brummet North Peace River Social Credit
  Angus Creelman Ree North Vancouver-Capilano Social Credit
  John (Jack) Davis North Vancouver-Seymour Social Credit
  Brian Ray Douglas Smith Oak Bay-Gordon Head Social Credit
  Lyall Franklin Hanson Okanagan North Social Credit
  Larry Chalmers Okanagan South Social Credit
  Clifford Jack Serwa
  Jack Joseph Kempf Omineca Social Credit
  Lois Ruth Boone Prince George North NDP
  William Bruce Strachan Prince George South Social Credit
  Arthur Daniel Miller Prince Rupert NDP
  Nick Loenen Richmond Social Credit
  William Nick (Bill) Vander Zalm
  Christopher D'Arcy Rossland-Trail NDP
  Mel Couvelier Saanich and the Islands Social Credit
  Terry Huberts
  Clifford C. Michael Shuswap-Revelstoke Social Credit
  David Fletcher Hewlett Parker Skeena Social Credit
  John Sylverster (Jack) Weisgerber South Peace River Social Credit
  Joan Kathleen Smallwood Surrey-Guildford-Whalley NDP
  Rita Margaret Johnston Surrey-Newton Social Credit
  William Earl (Bill) Reid Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale Social Credit
  Emery Oakland Barnes Vancouver Centre NDP
  Michael Franklin Harcourt
  Glen David Clark Vancouver East NDP
  Robert Arthur Williams
  Grace Mary McCarthy Vancouver-Little Mountain Social Credit
  Douglas Lyle Mowat
  Avril Kim Campbell Vancouver-Point Grey Social Credit
  Darlene R. Marzari NDP
  Russell Gordon Fraser Vancouver South Social Credit
  Charles Stephen Rogers
  Robin Kyle Blencoe Victoria NDP
  Gordon William Hanson
  John Douglas Reynolds West Vancouver-Howe Sound Social Credit
  James Thomas Rabbitt Yale-Lillooet Social Credit


Party standingsEdit

Affiliation Members
Social Credit 47
New Democratic 22
 Government Majority


By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[5]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Boundary-Similkameen Bill Barlee New Democratic Party June 8, 1988 James J. Hewitt resigned December 10, 1987
Alberni Gerard A. Janssen New Democratic Party November 19, 1988 Robert E. Skelly resigned May 10, 1988
Nanaimo Jan Pullinger New Democratic Party March 15, 1989 David D. Stuphich resigned October 13, 1988
Vancouver-Point Grey Tom Perry New Democratic Party March 15, 1989 Kim Campbell resigned October 27, 1988
Cariboo David Zirnhelt New Democratic Party September 20, 1989 Alexander V. Fraser died May 11, 1989
Oak Bay-Gordon Head Elizabeth Cull New Democratic Party December 13, 1989 Brian Smith resigned November 15, 1989


Other changesEdit


  1. ^ a b "Electoral History of British Columbia 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  2. ^ "Premiers of British Columbia 1871-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  3. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition in British Columbia 1903-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  4. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  5. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, Supplement, 1987–2001" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  6. ^ a b c d e http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/reference/checklist_of_mlas.pdf