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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 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[edit]

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

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[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

Party standings since election[edit]

The party standings have changed as follows since the election preceding the 1st Parliament:


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators: 40th Parliament of Canada". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved February 9, 2012.