List_of_federal_by-elections_in_Canada

List of federal by-elections in Canada

This is a list of by-elections in Canada since Confederation.

39th Parliament (2006 - 2008)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Toronto Centre 2008 Bill Graham

     Liberal Bob Rae

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Willowdale 2008 Jim Peterson

     Liberal Martha Hall Findlay

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Vancouver Quadra 2008 Stephen Owen

     Liberal Joyce Murray

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River 2008 Gary Merasty

     Liberal Rob Clarke

     Conservative Resignation No
Outremont 2007 Jean Lapierre

     Liberal Thomas Mulcair

     NDP Resignation No
Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot 2007 Yvan Loubier

     Bloc Québécois Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac

     Bloc Québécois Resignation Yes
Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean 2007 Michel Gauthier

     Bloc Québécois Denis Lebel

     Conservative Resignation No
London North Centre 2006 Joe Fontana

     Liberal Glen Pearson

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Repentigny 2006 Benoît Sauvageau

     Bloc Québécois Raymond Gravel

     Bloc Québécois Death (car accident) Yes

38th Parliament (2004 - 2006)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Labrador 2005 Lawrence O'Brien

     Liberal Todd Russell

     Liberal Death (cancer) Yes

37th Parliament (2000 - 2004)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Lévis-et-
Chutes-
de-la-
Chaudière
2003 Antoine Dubé

     Bloc Québécois Christian Jobin

     Liberal Resignation No
Témiscamingue 2003 Pierre Brien

     Bloc Québécois Gilbert Barrette

     Liberal Resignation No
Perth—
Middlesex
2003 John Richardson

     Liberal Gary Schellenberger

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Berthier—
Montcalm
2002 Michel Bellehumeur

     Bloc Québécois Roger Gaudet

     Bloc Québécois Resignation Yes
Lac-
Saint-
Jean—
Saguenay
2002 Stéphan Tremblay

     Bloc Québécois Sébastien Gagnon

     Bloc Québécois Resignation Yes
Calgary Southwest 2002 Preston Manning

     Canadian Alliance Stephen Harper

     Canadian Alliance Resignation Yes
Saint Boniface 2002 Ron Duhamel

     Liberal Raymond Simard

     Liberal Appointed to the Senate Yes
Bonavista—
Trinity—
Conception
2002 Brian Tobin

     Liberal John Efford

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Gander—
Grand Falls
2002 George Baker

     Liberal Rex Barnes

     Progressive Conservative Appointed to the Senate No
Windsor West 2002 Herb Gray

     Liberal Brian Masse

     New Democratic Party Named Chair of the Canadian Section of the International Joint Commission No
Saint-
Léonard—
Saint-
Michel
2002 Alfonso Gagliano

     Liberal Massimo Pacetti

     Liberal Named Ambassador to Denmark Yes
Verdun—
Saint-
Henri—
Saint-
Paul—
Pointe Saint-
Charles
2002 Raymond Lavigne

     Liberal Liza Frulla

     Liberal Appointed to the Senate Yes

36th Parliament (1997 - 2000)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Okanagan—
Coquihalla
2000 Jim Hart

     Canadian Alliance Stockwell Day

     Canadian Alliance Resignation Yes
Kings—Hants 2000 Scott Brison

     Progressive Conservative Joe Clark

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
St. John's West 2000 Charlie Power

     Progressive Conservative Loyola Hearn

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
York West 1999 Sergio Marchi

     Liberal Judy Sgro

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Hull—Aylmer 1999 Marcel Massé

     Liberal Marcel Proulx

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Mount Royal 1999 Sheila Finestone

     Liberal Irwin Cotler

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Saskatoon—
Rosetown—
Biggar
1999 Chris Axworthy

     New Democratic Party Dennis Gruending

     New Democratic Party Resignation Yes
Windsor—
St. Clair
1999 Shaughnessy Cohen

     Liberal Rick Limoges

     Liberal Death (cerebral hemorrhage) Yes
Sherbrooke 1998 Jean Charest

     Progressive Conservative Serge Cardin

     Bloc Québécois Resignation No
Port Moody—
Coquitlam
1998 Sharon Hayes

     Reform Lou Sekora

     Liberal Resignation No

35th Parliament (1993 - 1997)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Hamilton East 1996 Sheila Copps

     Liberal Sheila Copps

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Humber—
St. Barbe—
Baie Verte
1996 Brian Tobin

     Liberal Gerry Byrne

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Labrador 1996 Bill Rompkey

     Liberal Lawrence O'Brien

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Etobicoke North 1996 Roy MacLaren

     Liberal Roy Cullen

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Lac-
Saint-
Jean
1996 Lucien Bouchard

     Bloc Québécois Stéphan Tremblay

     Bloc Québécois Resignation Yes
Papineau—
Saint-
Michel
1996 André Ouellet

     Liberal Pierre Pettigrew

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Saint-
Laurent—
Cartierville
1996 Shirley Maheu

     Liberal Stéphane Dion

     Liberal Appointed to Senate Yes
Ottawa—
Vanier
1995 Jean-Robert Gauthier

     Liberal Mauril Bélanger

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Brome—
Missisquoi
1995 Gaston Péloquin

     Bloc Québécois Denis Paradis

     Liberal Death (car accident) No
Saint-
Henri—
Westmount
1995 David Berger

     Liberal Lucienne Robillard

     Liberal Resignation Yes

34th Parliament (1988 - 1993)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Beauséjour 1990 Fernand Robichaud

     Liberal Jean Chrétien

     Liberal Resignation Yes
York North 1990 Maurizio Bevilacqua

     Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua

     Liberal Election declared void Yes
Oshawa 1990 Ed Broadbent

     New Democratic Party Mike Breaugh

     New Democratic Party Resignation Yes
Laurier—
Sainte-Marie
1990 Jean-Claude Malépart

     Liberal Gilles Duceppe

     Independent Death No
Chambly 1990 Richard Grisé

     Progressive Conservative Phil Edmonston

     New Democratic Party Resignation No
Beaver River 1989 John Dahmer

     Progressive Conservative Deborah Grey

     Reform Death (cancer) No

33rd Parliament (1984 - 1988)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Lac-Saint-Jean 1988 Clément Côté

     Progressive Conservative Lucien Bouchard

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
St. John's East 1987 James A. McGrath

     Progressive Conservative Jack Harris

     New Democratic Party Resignation No
Hamilton Mountain 1987 Ian Deans

     New Democratic Party Marion Dewar

     New Democratic Party Resignation Yes
Yukon 1987 Erik Nielsen

     Progressive Conservative Audrey McLaughlin

     New Democratic Party Resignation No
Pembina 1986 Peter Elzinga

     Progressive Conservative Walter van de Walle

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Saint-Maurice 1986 Jean Chrétien

     Liberal Gilles Grondin

     Liberal Resignation Yes

32nd Parliament (1980 - 1984)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Mission—Port Moody 1983 Mark Rose

     New Democratic Party Gerry St. Germain

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Central Nova 1983 Elmer M. MacKay

     Progressive Conservative Brian Mulroney

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Brandon—Souris 1983 Walter Dinsdale

     Progressive Conservative Lee Clark

     Progressive Conservative Death (kidney failure) Yes
Broadview—Greenwood 1982 Bob Rae

     New Democratic Party Lynn McDonald

     New Democratic Party Resignation Yes
Leeds—Grenville 1982 Tom Cossitt

     Progressive Conservative Jennifer Cossitt

     Progressive Conservative Death (heart attack) Yes
Timiskaming 1982 Bruce Lonsdale

     Liberal John A. MacDougall

     Progressive Conservative Death (car accident) No
Spadina 1981 Peter Stollery

     Liberal Dan Heap

     New Democratic Party Appointment to the Senate No
Joliette 1981 Roch La Salle

     Progressive Conservative Roch La Salle

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Lévis 1981 Raynald Guay

     Liberal Gaston Gourde

     Liberal Resignation Yes
London West 1981 Judd Buchanan

     Liberal Jack Burghardt

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Cardigan 1981 Daniel J. MacDonald

     Liberal W. Bennett Campbell

     Liberal Death Yes
Hamilton West 1980 Lincoln Alexander

     Progressive Conservative Stan Hudecki

     Liberal Resignation No

31st Parliament (1979 - 1980)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Prince Albert 1979 John Diefenbaker

     Progressive Conservative Stan Hovdebo

     New Democratic Party Death No
Burin—St. George's 1979 Don Jamieson

     Liberal Roger Simmons

     Liberal Resignation Yes

30th Parliament (1974 - 1979)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Burnaby—Richmond—Delta 1978 John Reynolds

     Progressive Conservative Tom Siddon

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
St. Boniface 1978 Joseph-P. Guay

     Liberal Jack Hare

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Fundy—Royal 1978 Gordon Fairweather

     Progressive Conservative Bob Corbett

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Humber—St. George's—St. Barbe 1978 Jack Marshall

     Progressive Conservative Fonse Faour

     New Democratic Party Resignation No
Halifax—East Hants 1978 Bob McCleave

     Progressive Conservative Howard Edward Crosby

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Broadview 1978 John Gilbert

     New Democratic Party Bob Rae

     New Democratic Party Resignation Yes
Eglinton 1978 Mitchell Sharp

     Liberal Rob Parker

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Hamilton—Wentworth 1978 Sean O'Sullivan

     Progressive Conservative Geoff Scott

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Ottawa Centre 1978 Hugh Poulin

     Liberal Robert de Cotret

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Parkdale 1978 Stan Haidasz

     Liberal Yuri Shymko

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Rosedale 1978 Donald S. Macdonald

     Liberal David Crombie

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
York—Scarborough 1978 Robert Stanbury

     Liberal W. Paul McCrossan

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Lotbinière 1978 André Fortin

     Social Credit Richard Janelle

     Social Credit Death Yes
Saint-Hyacinthe 1978 Claude Wagner

     Progressive Conservative Marcel Ostiguy

     Liberal Resignation No
Westmount 1978 Bud Drury

     Liberal Don Johnston

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Malpeque 1977 J. Angus MacLean

     Progressive Conservative Don Wood

     Liberal Resignation No
Langelier 1977 Jean Marchand

     Liberal Gilles Lamontagne

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Louis-Hébert 1977 Albanie Morin

     Liberal Dennis Dawson

     Liberal Death Yes
Témiscamingue 1977 Réal Caouette

     Social Credit Gilles Caouette

     Social Credit Death Yes
Terrebonne 1977 Joseph-Roland Comtois

     Liberal Joseph-Roland Comtois

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Verdun 1977 Bryce Mackasey

     Liberal Raymond Savard

     Liberal Resignation Yes
St. John's West 1976 Walter Carter

     Progressive Conservative John C. Crosbie

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Ottawa—Carleton 1976 John Turner

     Liberal Jean Pigott

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Restigouche 1975 Jean-Eudes Dubé

     Liberal Maurice Harquail

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Hochelaga 1975 Gérard Pelletier

     Liberal Jacques Lavoie

     Progressive Conservative Resignation No

29th Parliament (1972 - 1974)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
No by-elections called

28th Parliament (1968 - 1972)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Assiniboia 1971 Albert B. Douglas

     Liberal Bill Knight

     New Democratic Party Death No
Central Nova 1971 Russell MacEwan

     Progressive Conservative Elmer M. MacKay

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Brant 1971 James E. Brown

     Liberal Derek Blackburn

     New Democratic Party Acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown No
Chambly 1971 Bernard Pilon

     Liberal Yvon L'Heureux

     Liberal Death Yes
Trois-Rivières 1971 Joseph-Alfred Mongrain

     Liberal Claude Lajoie

     Liberal Death Yes
Lisgar 1970 George Muir

     Progressive Conservative Jack Murta

     Progressive Conservative Death Yes
Frontenac 1970 Bernard Dumont

     Ralliement Créditiste Léopold Corriveau

     Liberal Resignation No
Labelle 1970 Léo Cadieux

     Liberal Maurice Dupras

     Liberal Acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown Yes
Selkirk 1970 Edward Schreyer

     New Democratic Party Doug Rowland

     New Democratic Party Resignation Yes
Comox—Alberni 1969 Richard J. J. Durante

     Liberal Thomas Speakman Barnett

     New Democratic Party Election being declared void No
Nanaimo—Cowichan—The Islands 1969 Colin Cameron

     New Democratic Party Tommy C. Douglas

     New Democratic Party Death Yes

27th Parliament (1965 - 1968)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Jasper—Edson 1967 Hugh Horner

     Progressive Conservative Douglas Caston

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Bonavista—Twillingate 1967 Jack Pickersgill

     Liberal Charles Ronald Granger

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Colchester—Hants 1967 Cyril F. Kennedy

     Progressive Conservative Robert L. Stanfield

     Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Sudbury 1967 Rodger Mitchell

     Liberal Bud Germa

     New Democratic Party Death No
Hull 1967 Alexis Caron

     Liberal Pierre Caron

     Liberal Death Yes
Outremont—St-Jean 1967 Maurice Lamontagne

     Liberal Aurélien Noël

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Papineau 1967 Guy Favreau

     Liberal André Ouellet

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Richelieu—Verchères 1967 Lucien Cardin

     Liberal Jacques-R. Tremblay

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Burin—Burgeo 1966 Chesley W. Carter

     Liberal Don Jamieson

     Liberal Being called to the Senate Yes
Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador 1966 Charles Ronald Granger

     Liberal Andrew Chatwood

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Nicolet—Yamaska 1966 Clément Vincent

     Progressive Conservative Florian Coté

     Liberal Resignation No

26th Parliament (1963 - 1965)

By-election Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Westmorland 1964 Sherwood Rideout

     Liberal Margaret Rideout

     Liberal Death Yes
Waterloo South 1964 Gordon Chaplin

     Progressive Conservative Max Saltsman

     New Democratic Party Death No
Nipissing 1964 Jack Garland

     Liberal Carl Legault

     Liberal Death Yes
Saskatoon 1964 Henry Frank Jones

     Progressive Conservative Eloise Jones

     Progressive Conservative Death Yes
Laurier 1964 Lionel Chevrier

     Liberal Fernand-E. Leblanc

     Liberal Resignation Yes
Saint-Denis 1964 Azellus Denis

     Liberal Marcel Prud'Homme

     Liberal Resignation Yes

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