8th Canadian Parliament
|8th Parliament of Canada|
|August 19, 1896 – July 18, 1900|
|Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier
(8th Canadian Ministry)
11 July 1896 – 6 October 1911
|Leader of the
|Patrons of Industry|
|House of Commons|
Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
August 19, 1896 – October 5, 1896
March 25, 1897 – June 29, 1897
February 3, 1898 – June 13, 1898
March 16, 1899 – August 11, 1899
February 1, 1900 – July 18, 1900
The 8th Canadian Parliament was in session from August 19, 1896 until October 9, 1900. The membership was set by the 1896 federal election on June 23, 1896. It was dissolved prior to the 1900 election.
It was controlled by a Liberal Party majority under Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the 8th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Conservative/Liberal-Conservative, led by Charles Tupper.
There were five sessions of the 8th Parliament:
|1st||August 19, 1896||October 5, 1896|
|2nd||March 25, 1897||June 29, 1897|
|3rd||February 3, 1898||June 13, 1898|
|4th||March 16, 1899||August 11, 1899|
|5th||February 1, 1900||July 18, 1900|
List of members
Following is a full list of members of the eighth Parliament listed first by province, then by electoral district.
Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.
|Brandon||Dalton McCarthy (left seat to keep Simcoe North, Ontario riding)||Independent|
|Clifford Sifton (by-election of 1896-11-27)||Liberal|
|Lisgar||Robert Lorne Richardson||Liberal|
|John Gunion Rutherford (by-election of 1897-04-27)||Liberal|
|Marquette||William James Roche||Conservative|
|Provencher||Alphonse Alfred Clément Larivière||Conservative|
|Selkirk||John Alexander Macdonell||Liberal|
|Winnipeg||Hugh John Macdonald (until election voided 29 March 1897)||Conservative|
|Richard Willis Jameson (by-election of 1897-04-27)||Liberal|
|Arthur Puttee (by-election of 1900-01-25)||Labour|
|Albert||William James Lewis||Independent|
|Carleton||Frederick Harding Hale||Liberal-Conservative|
|Charlotte||Gilbert White Ganong||Liberal-Conservative|
|City and County of St. John||Joseph John Tucker||Liberal|
|City of St. John||John Valentine Ellis||Liberal|
|Kent||George Valentine McInerney||Conservative|
|Sunbury—Queen's||George Gerald King (until 18 December 1896 Senate appointment)||Liberal|
|Andrew George Blair (by-election of 1896-08-25)||Liberal|
|Westmorland||Henry Absalom Powell||Liberal-Conservative|
|York||George Eulas Foster||Conservative|
|Alberta (Provisional District)||Frank Oliver||Liberal|
|Assiniboia East||James Moffat Douglas||Liberal|
|Assiniboia West||Nicholas Flood Davin||Liberal-Conservative|
|Saskatchewan (Provisional District)||Wilfrid Laurier (until 11 July 1896 appointment as Prime Minister)||Liberal|
|Thomas Osborne Davis (by-election of 1896-12-19)||Liberal|
|East Prince||John Yeo (until 19 November 1898 Senate appointment)||Liberal|
|John Howatt Bell (by-election of 1898-12-14)||Liberal|
|East Queen's||Alexander Martin||Conservative|
|King's||Augustine Colin Macdonald||Conservative|
|West Prince||Edward Hackett (until election voided 24 March 1897)||Liberal-Conservative|
|Stanislaus Francis Perry (by-election of 1897-04-27, died 24 February 1898)||Liberal|
|Bernard Donald McLellan (by-election of 1898-04-13)||Liberal|
|West Queen's||Louis Henry Davies (until 11 July 1896 ministerial appointment)||Liberal|
|Louis Henry Davies (by-election of 1896-07-30)||Liberal|
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