35th Canadian Parliament
|35th Parliament of Canada|
|January 17, 1994– April 27, 1997|
Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien|
(26th Canadian Ministry)
November 4, 1993 – December 12, 2003
|Leader of the|
Hon. Lucien Bouchard|
October 25, 1993 – January 14, 1996
Hon. Gilles Duceppe (interim)|
January 15, 1996 – February 16, 1996
Hon. Michel Gauthier|
February 17, 1996 – March 14, 1997
Hon. Gilles Duceppe (2nd time)|
March 15, 1997 – June 23, 1997
|Third party||Reform Party|
|Unrecognized||New Democratic Party|
|Progressive Conservative Party*|
|* Party only held official party status in the Senate.|
|House of Commons|
Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
|Speaker of the|
Hon. Gilbert Parent|
January 17, 1994 – January 28, 2001
Hon. Herb Gray|
November 4, 1993 – April 27, 1997
Hon. Michel Gauthier|
November 10, 1993 – February 17, 1996
Hon. Gilles Duceppe|
February 18, 1996 – March 16, 1997
Hon. Suzanne Tremblay|
March 17, 1997 – April 25, 1996
295 MP seats|
List of members
|Speaker of the|
Hon. Roméo LeBlanc|
December 7, 1993 – November 21, 1994
Hon. Gildas Molgat|
November 22, 1994 – January 25, 2001
Hon. Joyce Fairbairn|
November 4, 1993 – June 10, 1997
Hon. John Lynch-Staunton|
December 15, 1993 – September 30, 2004
104 senator seats|
List of senators
January 14, 1994 – February 2, 1996
February 27, 1996 – April 27, 1997
The 35th Canadian Parliament was in session from January 17, 1994, until April 27, 1997. The membership was set by the 1993 federal election on October 25, 1993, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1997 election.
It was controlled by a Liberal Party majority under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and the 26th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Bloc Québécois, led first by Lucien Bouchard, then by Michel Gauthier, and finally by Gilles Duceppe.
There were two sessions of the 35th Parliament:
|1st||January 17, 1994||February 2, 1996|
|2nd||February 27, 1996||April 27, 1997|
|This article is part of a series on the|
politics and government of
The party standings as of the election and as of dissolution were as follows:
|Affiliation||House Members||Senate Members|
|At dissolution||On election
|Liberal Party of Canada||177||174||41||51|
|New Democratic Party||9||9||0||0|
|Progressive Conservative Party of Canada||2||2||58||50|
Members of the House of Commons
Members of the House of Commons in the 35th parliament arranged by province.
- * Brian Tobin left parliament in 1996 to become premier of Newfoundland; Gerry Byrne was elected to replace him in a by-election.
- ** Bill Rompkey was appointed to the Senate in September 1995; Lawrence O'Brien was elected to replace him in a by-election in 1996.
Prince Edward Island
- * Gaston Péloquin died in a car accident in 1994, and was replaced by Denis Paradis in a by-election on February 13, 1995.
- ** Lucien Bouchard left parliament in 1995 to become premier of Quebec; Stéphan Tremblay is elected to replace him in a by-election.
- *** André Ouellet was appointed head of Canada Post, and was replaced by Pierre Pettigrew in a by-election on March 25, 1996.
- **** David Berger was appointed Canadian Ambassador to Israel and high commissioner to Cyprus in 1994, and was replaced by Lucienne Robillard in a by-election on February 13, 1995.
- ***** Shirley Maheu was appointed to the Senate, and was replaced by Stéphane Dion also in a by-election on March 26, 1996.
- * Dennis Mills quit the Liberal caucus to sit as an Independent Liberal in May 1996, but returned to the party in August of the same year.
- ** Roy MacLaren was appointed High Commissioner of Canada to the United Kingdom, and his seat was filled by Roy Cullen in a by-election in 1996.
- *** Jag Bhaduria was expelled from the Liberal Party for falsifying his credentials.
- **** Jean-Robert Gauthier was appointed to the Senate in 1994, and replaced by Mauril Bélanger in a by-election in 1995.
- ***** John Nunziata was expelled from the Liberal Party for voting against the 1996 budget on April 16 of that year, and sat for the rest of the session as an Independent.
- * Jan Brown was suspended from the Reform Party, and then quit the party to sit as an Independent Reform member.
|Western Arctic||Ethel Blondin-Andrew||Liberal|
|Yukon||Audrey McLaughlin||New Democrat|
- Members of the Canadian Senate are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister and remain as Senators until the age of 75, even if the House of Commons has been dissolved or an election has been called.
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