36th Canadian Parliament
The 36th Canadian Parliament was in session from September 22, 1997, until October 22, 2000. The membership was set by the 1997 federal election on June 2, 1997, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 2000 election.
|36th Parliament of Canada|
|September 22, 1997– October 22, 2000|
|Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien
(26th Canadian Ministry)
November 4, 1993 – December 12, 2003
|Leader of the
|Hon. Preston Manning
1997 – March 26, 2000
|Hon. Deborah Grey (interim)
March 27, 2000 – September 10, 2000
|Hon. Stockwell Day
September 11, 2000 – December 11, 2001
|Third parties||Bloc Québécois|
|New Democratic Party|
|Progressive Conservative Party|
|* Changed its name to Canadian Alliance partway through the Parliament.|
|House of Commons|
Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
|Speaker of the
|Hon. Gilbert Parent
January 17, 1994 – January 28, 2001
|Hon. Don Boudria
June 11, 1997 – January 14, 2002
|Hon. Randy White
June 20, 1997 – January 30, 2000
|Hon. Chuck Strahl
February 1, 2000 – April 24, 2001
|Members||301 MP seats
List of members
|Speaker of the
|Hon. Gildas Molgat
November 22, 1994 – January 25, 2001
|Hon. Alasdair Graham
June 11, 1997 – October 3, 1999
|Hon. Bernie Boudreau
October 4, 1999 – October 26, 2000
|Hon. John Lynch-Staunton
December 15, 1993 – September 30, 2004
|Senators||104 senator seats
List of senators
October 12, 1999 – October 22, 2000
September 22, 1997 – September 18, 1999
It was controlled by a Liberal Party majority under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and the 26th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was first the Reform Party, led by Preston Manning, and then its successor party, the Canadian Alliance led by interim leader Deborah Grey.
For the first time in Canadian history, five different parties held official party status. Although five major parties ran for the 35th Parliament, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party both failed to win official party status in that parliament.
There were two sessions of the 36th Parliament:
|1st||September 22, 1997||September 18, 1999|
|2nd||October 12, 1999||October 22, 2000|
The party standings as of the election and as of dissolution were as follows:
|Affiliation||House Members||Senate Members|
|At Dissolution||On Election
|Liberal Party of Canada||155||161||51||56|
|New Democratic Party||21||19||0||0|
|Progressive Conservative Party of Canada||20||15||50||35|
Members of the House of CommonsEdit
- For full lists of house members of the 36th Parliament of Canada, see List of House members of the 36th Parliament of Canada
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