23rd Canadian Parliament
The 23rd Canadian Parliament was in session from October 14, 1957 until February 1, 1958. The membership was set by the 1957 federal election on June 10, 1957, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1958 election.
It was controlled by a Progressive Conservative Party minority under Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and the 18th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Liberal Party, led first by Louis St. Laurent, and then by Lester B. Pearson.
It was the second shortest parliament in Canadian history.
There was only one session of the 23rd Parliament:
|1st||October 14, 1957||February 1, 1958|
List of members
Following is a full list of members of the twenty-third Parliament listed first by province or territory, then by electoral district.
Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.
|Mackenzie River||Mervyn Arthur Hardie||Liberal|
|King's||John Augustine Macdonald||Progressive Conservative|
|Prince||Orville Howard Phillips||Progressive Conservative|
|Queen's*||John Angus Maclean||Progressive Conservative|
|Heath MacQuarrie||Progressive Conservative|
|Yukon||James Aubrey Simmons||Liberal|
|Erik Nielsen (by-election of 1957-12-16)||Progressive Conservative|
|Yukon||December 16, 1957||James Aubrey Simmons||Liberal||Erik Nielsen||Progressive Conservative||Election declared void||No|
|Hastings—Frontenac||November 4, 1957||George Stanley White||Progressive Conservative||Sidney Earle Smith||Progressive Conservative||Called to the Senate||Yes|
|Lanark||August 26, 1957||William G. Blair||Progressive Conservative||George Doucett||Progressive Conservative||Death||Yes|
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