User:Benkenobi18/List of senators 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 1st of 1867. Dominion elections were held in August and September to elect the first Canadian Parliament. Prior to the first sitting of Parliament, the Member of Parliament met to appoint the 72 senators to the Canadian Senate.
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: ONT 24 and NB 12.
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
Senators at the beginning of the 1st Parliament
|Name||Party||Province (Division)||Date appointed||Appointed by||Left office||Reason|
|James Aikins||Conservative||Ontario||October 23, 1867||Victoria|
|George 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 Bosse||Conservative||Québec||October 23, 1867||Victoria|
|Amos Botsford||Conservative||Nova Scotia||October 23, 1867||Victoria|
|John Bourinot||Conservative||Nova Scotia||October 23, 1867||Victoria|
|Jacques Bureau||Liberal||Québec||October 23, 1867||Victoria|
|Asa Burnham||Liberal||Ontario||October 23, 1867||Victoria|
Senators appointed during the 1st Parliament
|||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
Changes in party affiliation during the 1st Parliament
|Date||Name||Party (current)||Party (previously)||Details|
Party standings since election
The party standings have changed as follows since the election preceding the 1st Parliament:
- "Senators: 40th Parliament of Canada". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- Government of Canada. "1st Parliament". Senators: 1867 to Date: By Parliament. Library of Parliament. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- Government of Canada. "The Canadian Ministry in order of precedence (Current)". Canadian Ministry (Cabinet). Library of Parliament. Retrieved December 1, 2006.
- Government of Canada. "The Canadian Ministry in order of precedence (September 2001 to date)". Canadian Ministry (Cabinet). Library of Parliament. Retrieved December 1, 2006.