13th Parliament of British Columbia

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The 13th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1913 to 1916. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in March 1912.[1] The British Columbia Conservative Party led by Richard McBride formed the government. McBride resigned as premier in December 1915 to become British Columbia's agent general in London. William John Bowser succeeded McBride as Premier.[2]

David McEwen Eberts served as speaker.[3]

Members of the 13th General Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1912.:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
     John George Corry Wood Alberni Conservative
     Henry Esson Young Atlin Conservative
     Michael Callanan Cariboo Conservative
     John Anderson Fraser
     Samuel Arthur Cawley Chilliwhack Conservative
  Harold Ernest Forster Columbia Independent Conservative
     Michael Manson Comox Conservative
     William Henry Hayward Cowichan Conservative
     Thomas Donald Caven Cranbrook Conservative
     Francis James Anderson MacKenzie Delta Conservative
     William J. Manson Dewdney Conservative
     Robert Henry Pooley Esquimalt Conservative
     William Roderick Ross Fernie Conservative
     Ernest Miller Grand Forks Conservative
     John Robert Jackson Greenwood Conservative
     Albert Edward McPhillips The Islands Conservative
     James Pearson Shaw Kamloops Conservative
     Neil Franklin MacKay Kaslo Conservative
     Archibald McDonald Lillooet Conservative
  John Thomas Wilmot Place Nanaimo City Social Democratic
     William Ross MacLean Nelson City Conservative
  Parker Williams Newcastle Socialist
     Thomas Gifford New Westminster City Conservative
     Price Ellison Okanagan Conservative
     Thomas Taylor Revelstoke Conservative
     Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton Richmond Conservative
     Lorne Argyle Campbell Rossland City Conservative
     David McEwen Eberts Saanich Conservative
     Lytton Wilmot Shatford Similkameen Conservative
     William Manson Skeena Conservative
     William Hunter Slocan Conservative
     William John Bowser Vancouver City Conservative
     Alexander Henry Boswell MacGowan
     George Albert McGuire
     Charles Edward Tisdall
     Henry Holgate Watson
     Henry Frederick William Behnsen Victoria City Conservative
     Frederick Davey
     Richard McBride
     Henry Broughton Thomson
     Alexander Lucas Yale Conservative
     James Hargrave Schofield Ymir Conservative


Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Conservative Party 39
Socialist 1
Social Democratic 1
Independent Conservative 1
 Government Majority


By-elections were held for the following members appointed to the provincial cabinet, as was required at the time:[1]

By-elections were held to replace members for various other reasons:[1]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
The Islands William Wasbrough Foster Conservative December 6, 1913 A.E. McPhillips named to Appeal Court of B.C. in September 1913
Victoria City Harlan Carey Brewster Liberal March 4, 1916 R. McBride named Agent-General in January 1916


Other changes[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  2. ^ "Premiers of British Columbia 1871-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  4. ^ McDonell, James K; Campbell, Robert Bennett (1997). Lords of the North. GeneralStore PublishingHouse. p. 226. ISBN 1-896182-71-2. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  5. ^ Chambers, Ernest J (1916). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1916. 
  6. ^ "Members of the Legislature of British Columbia" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2012-04-22.