The 23rd Canadian Parliament was in session from October 14, 1957, until February 1, 1958. The membership was set by the 1957 federal election on June 10, 1957, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1958 election.
It was controlled by a Progressive Conservative Party minority under Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and the 18th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Liberal Party, led first by Louis St. Laurent, and then by Lester B. Pearson.
It was the second shortest parliament in Canadian history.
There was only one session of the 23rd Parliament:
|1st||October 14, 1957||February 1, 1958|
Following is a full list of members of the twenty-third Parliament listed first by province or territory, then by electoral district.
Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.
|Acadia||Victor Quelch||Social Credit|
|Athabaska||Joseph Miville Dechene||Liberal|
|Battle River—Camrose||James Alexander Smith||Social Credit|
|Bow River||Charles Edward Johnston||Social Credit|
|Calgary North||Douglas Harkness||Progressive Conservative|
|Calgary South||Arthur Ryan Smith||Progressive Conservative|
|Edmonton East||Ambrose Holowach||Social Credit|
|Edmonton—Strathcona||Sydney Herbert Thompson||Social Credit|
|Edmonton West||Marcel Lambert||Progressive Conservative|
|Jasper—Edson||Charles Yuill||Social Credit|
|Lethbridge||John Horne Blackmore||Social Credit|
|Macleod||Ernest George Hansell||Social Credit|
|Medicine Hat||Bud Olson||Social Credit|
|Peace River||Solon Earl Low||Social Credit|
|Red Deer||Frederick Davis Shaw||Social Credit|
|Vegreville||Peter Stefura||Social Credit|
|Wetaskiwin||Ray Thomas||Social Credit|
|Burnaby—Richmond||Thomas Irwin||Social Credit|
|Cariboo||Bert Leboe||Social Credit|
|Comox—Alberni||Thomas Speakman Barnett||C.C.F.|
|Esquimalt—Saanich||George Randolph Pearkes||Progressive Conservative|
|Fraser Valley||Alexander Bell Patterson||Social Credit|
|Kamloops||Edmund Davie Fulton||Progressive Conservative|
|Kootenay East||Jim Byrne||Liberal|
|Kootenay West||Herbert Wilfred Herridge||C.C.F.|
|New Westminster||George Hahn||Social Credit|
|Okanagan Boundary||Frank Christian||Social Credit|
|Okanagan—Revelstoke||George McLeod||Social Credit|
|Vancouver—Burrard||John Russell Taylor||Progressive Conservative|
|Vancouver Centre||Douglas Jung||Progressive Conservative|
|Vancouver East||Harold Edward Winch||C.C.F.|
|Vancouver Kingsway||Alexander Macdonald||C.C.F.|
|Vancouver Quadra||Howard Charles Green||Progressive Conservative|
|Vancouver South||Ernest James Broome||Progressive Conservative|
|Victoria||Albert DeBurgo McPhillips||Progressive Conservative|
|Brandon—Souris||Walter Dinsdale||Progressive Conservative|
|Churchill||Robert Simpson||Progressive Conservative|
|Lisgar||George Robson Muir||Progressive Conservative|
|Marquette||Nick Mandziuk||Progressive Conservative|
|Portage—Neepawa||George Clark Fairfield||Progressive Conservative|
|Provencher||Warner Herbert Jorgenson||Progressive Conservative|
|St. Boniface||Louis Deniset||Liberal|
|Winnipeg North||Alistair Stewart||C.C.F.|
|Winnipeg North Centre||Stanley Knowles||C.C.F.|
|Winnipeg South||Gordon Chown||Progressive Conservative|
|Winnipeg South Centre||Gordon Churchill||Progressive Conservative|
|Charlotte||A. Wesley Stuart||Liberal|
|Northumberland—Miramichi||George Roy McWilliam||Liberal|
|Restigouche—Madawaska||Charles Van Horne||Progressive Conservative|
|Royal||Alfred Johnson Brooks||Progressive Conservative|
|St. John—Albert||Thomas Miller Bell||Progressive Conservative|
|Victoria—Carleton||Gage Montgomery||Progressive Conservative|
|York—Sunbury||John Chester MacRae||Progressive Conservative|
|Burin—Burgeo||Chesley William Carter||Liberal|
|Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador||Thomas Gordon William Ashbourne||Liberal|
|Humber—St. George's||Herman Maxwell Batten||Liberal|
|St. John's East||James Aloysius McGrath||Progressive Conservative|
|St. John's West||William Joseph Browne||Progressive Conservative|
|Mackenzie River||Mervyn Arthur Hardie||Liberal|
|Antigonish—Guysborough||Angus Ronald Macdonald||Progressive Conservative|
|Cape Breton North and Victoria||Robert Muir||Progressive Conservative|
|Cape Breton South||Donald Macinnis||Progressive Conservative|
|Colchester—Hants||Cyril Frost Kennedy||Progressive Conservative|
|Cumberland||Robert Coates||Progressive Conservative|
|Digby—Annapolis—Kings||George Nowlan||Progressive Conservative|
|Halifax*||Robert Jardine McCleave||Progressive Conservative|
|Edmund Leverett Morris||Progressive Conservative|
|Pictou||Howard Russell Macewan||Progressive Conservative|
|Queens—Lunenburg||Lloyd Crouse||Progressive Conservative|
|Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare||Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk||Liberal|
|Algoma East||Lester B. Pearson||Liberal|
|Algoma West||George E. Nixon||Liberal|
|Brantford||Jack Wratten||Progressive Conservative|
|Brant—Haldimand||John A. Charlton||Progressive Conservative|
|Broadview||George Hees||Progressive Conservative|
|Bruce||Andrew Ernest Robinson||Progressive Conservative|
|Carleton||Dick Bell||Progressive Conservative|
|Danforth||Robert Hardy Small||Progressive Conservative|
|Davenport||Douglas Morton||Progressive Conservative|
|Dufferin—Simcoe||William Earl Rowe||Progressive Conservative|
|Durham||Reginald Percy Vivian||Progressive Conservative|
|Eglinton||Donald Fleming||Progressive Conservative|
|Elgin||James Alexander McBain||Progressive Conservative|
|Essex East||Paul Martin Sr.||Liberal|
|Essex South||Richard Devere Thrasher||Progressive Conservative|
|Essex West||Donald Ferguson Brown||Liberal|
|Fort William||Daniel McIvor||Liberal|
|Glengarry—Prescott||Osie Villeneuve||Progressive Conservative|
|Greenwood||James MacKerras Macdonnell||Progressive Conservative|
|Grenville—Dundas||Arza Clair Casselman||Progressive Conservative|
|Grey—Bruce||Eric Winkler||Progressive Conservative|
|Grey North||Percy Verner Noble||Progressive Conservative|
|Halton||Charles Alexander Best||Progressive Conservative|
|Hamilton East||Quinto Martini||Progressive Conservative|
|Hamilton South||Bob McDonald||Progressive Conservative|
|Hamilton West||Ellen Fairclough||Progressive Conservative|
|Hastings—Frontenac||George Stanley White (until 20 August 1957 Senate appointment)||Progressive Conservative|
|Sidney Smith (by-election of 1957-11-04)||Progressive Conservative|
|Hastings South||Lee Grills||Progressive Conservative|
|High Park||John Kucherepa||Progressive Conservative|
|Huron||Elston Cardiff||Progressive Conservative|
|Kenora—Rainy River||William Moore Benidickson||Liberal-Labour|
|Kent||Edward Blake Huffman||Liberal|
|Kingston||William James Henderson||Liberal|
|Lambton—Kent||Ernest John Campbell||Progressive Conservative|
|Lambton West||Joseph Warner Murphy||Progressive Conservative|
|Lanark||William Gourlay Blair (died 16 June 1957)||Progressive Conservative|
|George Doucett (by-election of 1957-08-26)||Progressive Conservative|
|Leeds||Hayden Stanton||Progressive Conservative|
|Lincoln||John Smith||Progressive Conservative|
|London||Ernest Halpenny||Progressive Conservative|
|Middlesex East||Harry Oliver White||Progressive Conservative|
|Middlesex West||William Howell Arthur Thomas||Progressive Conservative|
|Niagara Falls||William Houck||Liberal|
|Nickel Belt||Léo Gauthier||Liberal|
|Norfolk||John Evans Knowles||Progressive Conservative|
|Northumberland||Benjamin Cope (Ben) Thompson||Progressive Conservative|
|Ontario||Michael Starr||Progressive Conservative|
|Ottawa East||Jean-Thomas Richard||Liberal|
|Ottawa West||George McIlraith||Liberal|
|Oxford||Wally Nesbitt||Progressive Conservative|
|Parkdale||Arthur Edward Martin Maloney||Progressive Conservative|
|Parry Sound—Muskoka||Gordon Aiken||Progressive Conservative|
|Peel||John Pallett||Progressive Conservative|
|Perth||Jay Monteith||Progressive Conservative|
|Peterborough||Gordon Knapman Fraser||Progressive Conservative|
|Port Arthur||Doug Fisher||C.C.F.|
|Prince Edward—Lennox||Clarence Adam Milligan||Progressive Conservative|
|Renfrew North||James Forgie||Liberal|
|Renfrew South||James William Baskin||Progressive Conservative|
|Rosedale||David James Walker||Progressive Conservative|
|St. Paul's||Roland Michener||Progressive Conservative|
|Simcoe East||Philip Bernard Rynard||Progressive Conservative|
|Simcoe North||Heber Smith||Progressive Conservative|
|Spadina||Charles Edward Rea||Progressive Conservative|
|Stormont||Albert Peter Lavigne||Liberal|
|Victoria||Clayton Hodgson||Progressive Conservative|
|Waterloo North||Norman Schneider||Liberal|
|Waterloo South||William Anderson||Progressive Conservative|
|Welland||William Hector McMillan||Liberal|
|Wellington—Huron||Marvin Howe||Progressive Conservative|
|Wellington South||Alfred Hales||Progressive Conservative|
|Wentworth||Frank Exton Lennard||Progressive Conservative|
|York Centre||Fred C. Stinson||Progressive Conservative|
|York East||Robert Henry McGregor||Progressive Conservative|
|York—Humber||Margaret Aitken||Progressive Conservative|
|York North||Cecil A. (Tiny) Cathers||Progressive Conservative|
|York—Scarborough||Frank Charles McGee||Progressive Conservative|
|York South||William George Beech||Progressive Conservative|
|York West||John Borden Hamilton||Progressive Conservative|
|King's||John Augustine Macdonald||Progressive Conservative|
|Prince||Orville Howard Phillips||Progressive Conservative|
|Queen's*||John Angus Maclean||Progressive Conservative|
|Heath MacQuarrie||Progressive Conservative|
|Bonaventure||Nérée Arsenault||Progressive Conservative|
|Cartier||Leon David Crestohl||Liberal|
|Champlain||Joseph Irenée Rochefort||Liberal|
|Drummond—Arthabaska||Samuel Boulanger||Independent Liberal|
|Gaspé||Roland Léo English||Progressive Conservative|
|Hull||Alexis Pierre Caron||Liberal|
|Îles-de-la-Madeleine||Charles-Arthur Dumoulin Cannon||Liberal|
|Jacques-Cartier—Lasalle||Robert John Pratt||Progressive Conservative|
|Labelle||Henri Courtemanche||Independent Progressive Conservative|
|Lotbinière||Raymond Joseph Michael O'hurley||Progressive Conservative|
|Mount Royal||Alan Aylesworth Macnaughton||Liberal|
|Nicolet—Yamaska||Paul Comtois||Progressive Conservative|
|Notre-Dame-de-Grâce||William McLean Hamilton||Progressive Conservative|
|Pontiac—Témiscamingue||John Hugh Proudfoot||Liberal|
|Quebec East||Louis St. Laurent||Liberal|
|Quebec South||Francis (Frank) Gavan Power||Liberal|
|Quebec West||René Bégin||Liberal|
|St. Ann||Gérard Loiselle||Independent Liberal|
|Saint-Antoine—Westmount||George Carlyle Marler||Liberal|
|Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot||Théogène Ricard||Progressive Conservative|
|St. Lawrence—St. George||Claude Sartoris Richardson||Liberal|
|Témiscouata||Jean-Paul St. Laurent||Liberal|
|Trois-Rivières||Léon Balcer||Progressive Conservative|
|Verdun||Joseph Gérard Yves Leduc||Liberal|
|Humboldt—Melfort||Hugh Alexander Bryson||C.C.F.|
|Mackenzie||Alexander Malcolm Nicholson||C.C.F.|
|Meadow Lake||John Hornby Harrison||Liberal|
|Melville||James Garfield Gardiner||Liberal|
|Moose Jaw—Lake Centre||Louis Harrington Lewry||C.C.F.|
|Moose Mountain||Edward George McCullough||C.C.F.|
|Prince Albert||John Diefenbaker||Progressive Conservative|
|Qu'Appelle||Francis Alvin George Hamilton||Progressive Conservative|
|Regina City||Alfred Claude Ellis||C.C.F.|
|Rosetown—Biggar||Major James Coldwell||C.C.F.|
|Rosthern||Walter Adam Tucker||Liberal|
|Saskatoon||Henry Frank Jones||Progressive Conservative|
|Swift Current—Maple Creek||Irvin William Studer||Liberal|
|The Battlefords||Alexander Maxwell (Max) Campbell||C.C.F.|
|Yorkton||George Hugh Castleden||C.C.F.|
|Yukon||James Aubrey Simmons||Liberal|
|Erik Nielsen (by-election of 1957-12-16)||Progressive Conservative|
|Yukon||December 16, 1957||James Aubrey Simmons||Liberal||Erik Nielsen||Progressive Conservative||Election declared void||No|
|Hastings—Frontenac||November 4, 1957||George Stanley White||Progressive Conservative||Sidney Earle Smith||Progressive Conservative||Called to the Senate||Yes|
|Lanark||August 26, 1957||William G. Blair||Progressive Conservative||George Doucett||Progressive Conservative||Death||Yes|
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Lists of past and present Members of the House of Commons of Canada