6th Canadian Parliament
The 6th Canadian Parliament was in session from April 13, 1887, until February 3, 1891. The membership was set by the 1887 federal election on February 22, 1887. It was dissolved prior to the 1891 election.
|6th Parliament of Canada|
|7 April 1887 – 3 February 1891|
|Rt. Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald|
(3rd Canadian Ministry)
17 October 1878 – 6 June 1891
|Leader of the|
23 June 1887 – 10 July 1896
|House of Commons|
Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
|Speaker of the|
|George Airey Kirkpatrick|
8 February 1883 – 12 July 1887
13 July 1887 – 28 July 1891
|Members||215 MP seats|
List of members
|Speaker of the|
|The Hon. Josiah Burr Plumb|
4 April 1887 – 12 March 1888
|The Hon. George Allan|
17 March 1888 – 26 April 1891
7 April 1887 – 11 May 1887
|Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott|
12 May 1887 – 6 June 1891
7 June 1891 – 15 June 1891
|Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott|
16 June 1891 – 30 October 1893
|Sir Richard William Scott|
8 October 1878 – 27 April 1896
|Senators||81 senator seats|
List of senators
13 April 1887 – 23 June 1887
23 February 1888 – 22 May 1888
31 January 1889 – 2 May 1889
16 January 1890 – 16 May 1890
It was controlled by a Conservative/Liberal-Conservative majority under Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald and the 3rd Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Liberal Party, led first by Edward Blake, and later by Wilfrid Laurier.
There were four sessions of the 6th Parliament:
|1st||April 13, 1887||June 23, 1887|
|2nd||February 23, 1888||May 22, 1888|
|3rd||January 31, 1889||May 2, 1889|
|4th||January 16, 1890||May 16, 1890|
List of membersEdit
Following is a full list of members of the sixth Parliament listed first by province, then by electoral district.
Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.
|Cariboo||James Reid (until appointed to Senate)||Liberal-Conservative|
|Frank Stillman Barnard (by-election of 1888-11-22)||Conservative|
|New Westminster||Donald Chisholm (died 5 April 1890)||Conservative|
|Gordon Edward Corbould (by-election of 1890-06-19)||Conservative|
|Vancouver||David William Gordon||Liberal-Conservative|
|Victoria*||Edgar Crow Baker (resigned 2 May 1889)||Conservative|
|Noah Shakespeare (resigned June 1887 due to postmaster appointment)||Conservative|
|Edward Gawler Prior (by-election of 1888-01-23, replaces Noah Shakespeare)||Conservative|
|Thomas Earle (by-election of 1889-10-28, replaces Edgar Baker)||Conservative|
|Yale||John Andrew Mara||Conservative|
|Lisgar||Arthur Wellington Ross||Liberal-Conservative|
|Provencher||Joseph Royal (until appointed North West Territories Lieutenant-Governor)||Conservative|
|Alphonse Alfred Clément Larivière (by-election of 1889-01-24)||Conservative|
|Selkirk||Thomas Mayne Daly||Liberal|
|Winnipeg||William Bain Scarth||Conservative|
|Albert||Richard Chapman Weldon||Conservative|
|Carleton||Frederick Harding Hale||Liberal-Conservative|
|Charlotte||Arthur Hill Gillmor||Liberal|
|City and County of St. John*||Charles Nelson Skinner||Liberal|
|Charles Wesley Weldon||Liberal|
|City of St. John||John Valentine Ellis||Liberal|
|Gloucester||Kennedy Francis Burns||Conservative|
|Kent||Pierre Amand Landry||Conservative|
|Édouard H. Léger (by-election of 1890-07-31)||Conservative|
|King's||George Eulas Foster||Conservative|
|Northumberland||Peter Mitchell||Independent Liberal|
|Queen's||George Frederick Baird (resigned 24 November 1887 due to contested election)||Conservative|
|George Frederick Baird (by-election of 1888-01-18)||Conservative|
|Restigouche||Robert Moffat (died 25 April 1887)||Conservative|
|George Moffat (by-election of 1887-05-21)||Conservative|
|Sunbury||Robert Duncan Wilmot||Conservative|
|Alberta (Provisional District)||Donald Watson Davis||Conservative|
|Assiniboia East||William Dell Perley (until appointed to Senate 3 August 1888)||Conservative|
|Edgar Dewdney (by-election of 1888-09-12)||Conservative|
|Assiniboia West||Nicholas Flood Davin||Liberal-Conservative|
|Saskatchewan (Provisional District)||Day Hort MacDowall||Conservative|
|King's County*||James Edwin Robertson||Liberal|
|Peter Adolphus McIntyre||Liberal|
|Prince County*||Stanislaus Francis Perry||Liberal|
|Queen's County*||Louis Henry Davies||Liberal|
|William Welsh||Independent Liberal|
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