By-elections to the 16th Canadian Parliament

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By-elections to the 16th Canadian Parliament were held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons between the 1926 federal election and the 1930 federal election. The Liberal Party of Canada led a minority government for the 16th Canadian Parliament.

The list includes Ministerial by-elections which occurred due to the requirement that Members of Parliament recontest their seats upon being appointed to Cabinet. These by-elections were almost always uncontested. This requirement was abolished in 1931.

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Brandon February 5, 1930 Robert Forke      Liberal-Progressive Thomas Alexander Crerar      Liberal Called to the Senate No
Bagot January 27, 1930 Georges Dorèze Morin      Liberal Cyrille Dumaine      Liberal Death Yes
Châteauguay—Huntingdon January 27, 1930 James Alexander Robb      Liberal Dennis James O'Connor      Liberal Death Yes
Prescott July 29, 1929 Louis-Mathias Auger      Independent Liberal Élie-Oscar Bertrand      Liberal Resignation following criminal charge No
Lanark July 29, 1929 Richard Franklin Preston      Conservative William Samuel Murphy      Independent Conservative Death No
Vaudreuil-Soulanges July 29, 1929 Lawrence Alexander Wilson      Liberal Lawrence Alexander Wilson      Liberal Resigned, intending to retire, but persuaded to run again Yes
Laprairie—Napierville July 22, 1929 Roch Lanctôt      Liberal Vincent Dupuis      Liberal Death Yes
Frontenac—Addington July 22, 1929 John Wesley Edwards      Conservative William Spankie      Conservative Death Yes
Lambton West January 14, 1929 William Goodison      Liberal Ross Gray      Liberal Death Yes
Joliette December 17, 1928 Jean-Joseph Denis      Liberal Charles-Édouard Ferland      Liberal Appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec. Yes
Victoria December 6, 1928 Simon Fraser Tolmie      Conservative D'Arcy Plunkett      Conservative Resignation to become Premier of British Columbia. Yes
York West October 29, 1928 Henry Lumley Drayton      Conservative Earl Lawson      Conservative Appointed Chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Yes
Maple Creek November 25, 1927 George Spence      Liberal William George Bock      Liberal Resignation to enter provincial politics in Saskatchewan Yes
Huron North September 12, 1927 John Warwick King      Progressive George Spotton      Liberal Death No
Victoria—Carleton June 16, 1927 James Kidd Flemming      Conservative Albion Roudolph Foster      Liberal Death No
Antigonish—Guysborough January 18, 1927 John Carey Douglas      Conservative William Duff      Liberal Death No
Kootenay East November 9, 1926 James Horace King      Liberal James Horace King      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment Yes
Bruce North November 9, 1926 James Malcolm      Liberal James Malcolm      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Trade and Commerce Yes
Dorchester November 2, 1926 Lucien Cannon      Liberal Lucien Cannon      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Solicitor General Yes
Richelieu November 2, 1926 Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin      Liberal Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Marine and Fisheries Yes
Regina November 2, 1926 Charles Avery Dunning      Liberal Charles Avery Dunning      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Railways and Canals. Yes
Middlesex West November 2, 1926 John Campbell Elliott      Liberal John Campbell Elliott      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Public Works. Yes
Waterloo North November 2, 1926 William Daum Euler      Liberal William Daum Euler      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Customs and Excise. Yes
Brandon November 2, 1926 Robert Forke      Liberal-Progressive Robert Forke      Liberal-Progressive Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Immigration and Colonization Yes
Kenora—Rainy River November 2, 1926 Peter Heenan      Liberal Peter Heenan      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Labour Yes
Prince Albert November 2, 1926 William Lyon Mackenzie King      Liberal William Lyon Mackenzie King      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Prime Minister. Yes
Quebec East November 2, 1926 Ernest Lapointe      Liberal Ernest Lapointe      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Justice. Yes
Melville November 2, 1926 William Richard Motherwell      Liberal William Richard Motherwell      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Agriculture. Yes
Shelburne—Yarmouth November 2, 1926 Paul Lacombe Hatfield      Liberal James Ralston      Liberal Called to the Senate to provide a seat for Ralston Yes
St. James November 2, 1926 Fernand Rinfret      Liberal Fernand Rinfret      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Secretary of State of Canada. Yes
Châteauguay—Huntingdon November 2, 1926 James Robb      Liberal James Robb      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Finance. Yes
Edmonton West November 2, 1926 Charles Stewart      Liberal Charles Stewart      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of the Interior and Mines. Yes
Gloucester November 2, 1926 Peter Veniot      Liberal Peter Veniot      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Postmaster General. Yes

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