20th Canadian Parliament
The 20th Canadian Parliament was in session from September 6, 1945, until April 30, 1949. The membership was set by the 1945 federal election on June 11, 1945, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1949 election.
It was controlled by a Liberal Party minority first under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and the 16th Canadian Ministry, and later a majority under Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and the 17th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the newly named Progressive Conservative Party, led first by John Bracken and later by George Drew.
There were five sessions of the 20th Parliament:
|1st||September 6, 1945||December 18, 1945|
|2nd||March 14, 1946||August 31, 1946|
|3rd||January 30, 1947||July 17, 1947|
|4th||December 5, 1947||June 30, 1948|
|5th||January 29, 1949||April 30, 1949|
List of members
Following is a full list of members of the twentieth Parliament listed first by province, then by electoral district.
Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.
|Comox—Alberni||John Lambert Gibson||Independent Liberal|
|Fraser Valley||George Cruickshank||Liberal|
|Kamloops||Davie Fulton||Progressive Conservative|
|Kootenay East||James Herbert Matthews||C.C.F.|
|Kootenay West||Herbert Wilfred Herridge||Independent C.C.F.|
|Nanaimo||George Pearkes||Progressive Conservative|
|New Westminster||Thomas Reid||Liberal|
|Vancouver—Burrard||Charles Merritt||Progressive Conservative|
|Vancouver Centre||Ian Alistair Mackenzie (until January 19, 1948 Senate appointment)||Liberal|
|Rodney Young (by-election of June 8, 1948)||C.C.F.|
|Vancouver East||Angus MacInnis||C.C.F.|
|Vancouver North||James Sinclair||Liberal|
|Vancouver South||Howard Charles Green||Progressive Conservative|
|Yale||Grote Stirling (resigned October 21, 1947)||Progressive Conservative|
|Owen Jones (by-election of May 31, 1948)||C.C.F.|
|Brandon||James Ewen Matthews||Liberal|
|Churchill||Ronald Stewart Moore||C.C.F.|
|Macdonald||William Gilbert Weir||Liberal-Progressive|
|Marquette||James Allison Glen (resigned November 4, 1948)||Liberal|
|Stuart Garson (by-election of December 20, 1948)||Liberal|
|Neepawa||John Bracken||Progressive Conservative|
|Portage la Prairie||Harry Leader (died May 9, 1946)||Liberal|
|Calvert Charlton Miller (by-election of October 21, 1946)||Progressive Conservative|
|Souris||J. Arthur Ross||Progressive Conservative|
|St. Boniface||Fernand Viau||Liberal|
|Winnipeg North||Alistair Stewart||C.C.F.|
|Winnipeg North Centre||Stanley Knowles||C.C.F.|
|Winnipeg South||Leslie Mutch||Liberal|
|Winnipeg South Centre||Ralph Maybank||Liberal|
|Charlotte||A. Wesley Stuart||Liberal|
|Northumberland||John William Maloney||Liberal|
|Royal||Alfred Johnson Brooks||Progressive Conservative|
|St. John—Albert||King Hazen||Progressive Conservative|
|Victoria—Carleton||Heber Harold Hatfield||Progressive Conservative|
|Westmorland||Henry Read Emmerson||Liberal|
|York—Sunbury||Hedley Francis Gregory Bridges (died in office)||Liberal|
|Milton Fowler Gregg (by-election of October 20, 1947)||Liberal|
|Antigonish—Guysborough||J. Ralph Kirk||Liberal|
|Cape Breton North and Victoria||Matthew MacLean||Liberal|
|Cape Breton South||Clarence Gillis||C.C.F.|
|Colchester—Hants||Frank Thomas Stanfield||Progressive Conservative|
|Cumberland||Percy Chapman Black||Progressive Conservative|
|Digby—Annapolis—Kings||James Lorimer Ilsley (resigned October 27, 1948)||Liberal|
|George Nowlan (by-election of December 13, 1948)||Progressive Conservative|
|Halifax*||Gordon Benjamin Isnor||Liberal|
|William Chisholm Macdonald (died November 19, 1946)||Liberal|
|John Dickey (by-election of July 14, 1947, replaces Macdonald)||Liberal|
|Inverness—Richmond||Moses Elijah McGarry||Liberal|
|Pictou||Henry Byron McCulloch||Liberal|
|Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare||Loran Ellis Baker||Liberal|
|King's||Thomas Vincent Grant||Liberal|
|Prince||John Watson MacNaught||Liberal|
|Queen's*||James Lester Douglas||Liberal|
|Chester McLure||Progressive Conservative|
|Yukon||George Black||Progressive Conservative|
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