List of senators in the 1st Parliament of Canada

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This is a list of members of the Canadian Senate in the 1st Parliament of Canada.

Queen Victoria granted Royal Assent to the British North America Act on March 29, 1867, forming the new nation of Canada on July 1 of 1867. Dominion elections were held in August and September to elect the first Canadian Parliament. Prior to the first sitting of Parliament, the Members of Parliament met to appoint the 72 senators to the Canadian Senate[clarification needed].

The 72 seats in the initial Canadian Senate were divided as follows: 24 to Ontario, 24 to Quebec, 12 to New Brunswick, 12 to Nova Scotia. Of the 72 appointed, two declined the appointment, and 2 seats remained vacant.

The province of Quebec has 24 Senate divisions which are constitutionally mandated. In all other provinces, a Senate division is strictly an optional designation of the senator's own choosing, and has no real constitutional or legal standing. A senator who does not choose a special senate division is designated a senator for the province at large.

List of senators[edit]

Senators at the beginning of the 1st Parliament[edit]

Name Party Province (Division) Date appointed Appointed by Left office Reason
     James Cox Aikins Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     George William Allan Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Anderson Liberal Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Thomas Archibald Conservative Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Joseph Armand Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Narcisse Belleau Conservative Québec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Caleb Bill Conservative Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Adam Blair Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Joseph Bossé Conservative Québec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Amos Botsford Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Bourinot Conservative Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Jacques-Olivier Bureau Liberal Québec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Asa Burnham Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Alexander Campbell Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     William Henry Chaffers Liberal Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Edward Chandler Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     David Christie Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Charles Cormier Liberal Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     George Crawford Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Robert Dickey Conservative Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Walter Dickson Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Antoine Duchesnay Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Henri Duchesnay Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Léandre Dumouchel Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Ferguson Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     James Ferrier Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Billa Flint Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Asa Foster Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Jean-Baptiste Guévremont Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Hamilton Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Hamilton Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Robert Hazen Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Holmes Conservative Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Edward Kenny Conservative Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Louis Lacoste Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Elijah Leonard Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     James Leslie Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Luc Letellier de St-Just Liberal Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Locke Liberal Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     David Macpherson Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Charles Malhiot Liberal Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Roderick Matheson Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Abner McClelan Liberal New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Walter McCrea Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Jonathan McCully Liberal Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Donald McDonald Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     William McMaster Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     William Miller Conservative Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Samuel Mills Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Peter Mitchell Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     William Odell Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Louis Auguste Olivier Liberal Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     David Edward Price Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     David Reesor Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Louis Renaud Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Ritchie Conservative Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Robertson Liberal New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Ross Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Thomas Ryan Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Sanborn Liberal Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Benjamin Seymour Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     James Shaw Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     John Simpson Liberal Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     James Skead Conservative Ontario October 23, 1867 Victoria
     William Steeves Liberal New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Ulric Tessier Liberal Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria
     David Wark Liberal New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Benjamin Wier Liberal Nova Scotia October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Robert Wilmot Conservative New Brunswick October 23, 1867 Victoria
     Charles Wilson Conservative Quebec October 23, 1867 Victoria

Senators appointed during the 1st Parliament[edit]

[1] Name Party Province (Division) Date appointed Appointed by On the Advice of Left office Reason
  • Senators in bold were cabinet ministers during the 1st Parliament

Left Senate during the 1st Parliament[edit]

Date Name Party Province Details

Changes in party affiliation during the 1st Parliament[edit]

Date Name Party (current) Party (previously) Details

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators: 1st Parliament of Canada". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved February 9, 2012.