15th Canadian Parliament
The 15th Canadian Parliament was in session from January 7, 1926 until July 2, 1926. The membership was set by the 1925 federal election on October 29, 1925, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1926 election.
Initially, it was controlled by a Liberal Party minority under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and the 12th Canadian Ministry, which only had the second most seats and was proped up by the Progressive Party of Canada. The Official Opposition was the Conservative Party, led by Arthur Meighen, but following the "King-Byng Affair", Meighen's Conservatives took power with the 13th Canadian Ministry. The disorder following this quickly led to an early election.
The unusual case of a new party taking control of the government between elections has only happened twice in Canadian history; the other occasion was in the 2nd Canadian parliament.
There was only one session of the 15th Parliament:
|1st||January 7, 1926||July 2, 1926|
List of members
Following is a full list of members of the fifteenth Parliament listed first by province, then by electoral district.
Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.
|King's||John Alexander Macdonald||Conservative|
|Prince||Alfred Edgar MacLean||Liberal|
|Queen's*||Robert Harold Jenkins||Liberal|
|John Albert Messervy||Conservative|
|Middlesex West||March 29, 1926||John Campbell Elliott||Liberal||John Campbell Elliott||Liberal||Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Labour||Yes|
|Regina||March 16, 1926||Francis Nicholson Darke||Liberal||Charles Avery Dunning||Liberal||Resignation to provide a seat for Dunning||Yes|
|Prince Albert||February 15, 1926||Charles McDonald||Liberal||William Lyon Mackenzie King||Liberal||Resignation to provide a seat for Mackenzie King||Yes|
|Bagot||December 7, 1925||Joseph Edmond Marcile||Liberal||Georges Dorèze Morin||Liberal||Death||Yes|
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