15th Parliament of British Columbia

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The 15th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1921 to 1924. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in December 1920.[1] The British Columbia Liberal Party, led by John Oliver, formed the government.[2]

Alexander Malcolm Manson served as speaker until January, 1922, after which Frederick Arthur Pauline succeeded him as speaker.[3]

Members of the 15th General Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1920.:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
     Richard John Burde Alberni Independent
     Herbert Frederick Kergin Atlin Liberal
     John MacKay Yorston Cariboo Liberal
     Edward Dodsley Barrow Chilliwack Liberal
     John Andrew Buckham Columbia Liberal
     Thomas Menzies Comox People's
     Kenneth Forrest Duncan Cowichan Independent
     James Horace King Cranbrook Liberal
     John Oliver[nb 1] Delta Liberal
     John Alexander Catherwood Dewdney Conservative
     Robert Henry Pooley Esquimalt Conservative
     Thomas Aubert Uphill Fernie Federated Labour
     Henry George Thomas Perry Fort George Liberal
     Ezra Churchill Henniger Grand Forks Liberal
     John Duncan MacLean Greenwood Liberal
     Malcolm Bruce Jackson The Islands Liberal
     Frederick William Anderson Kamloops Liberal
     Fred W. Lister Kaslo Conservative
     Archibald McDonald Lillooet Conservative
     William Sloan Nanaimo Liberal
     William Oliver Rose Nelson Conservative
     Samuel Guthrie Newcastle Federated Labour
     David Whiteside New Westminster Liberal
     Kenneth Cattanach MacDonald North Okanagan Liberal
     George Samuel Hanes North Vancouver Independent
     Alexander Malcolm Manson Omineca Liberal
     Thomas Dufferin Pattullo Prince Rupert Liberal
     William Henry Sutherland Revelstoke Liberal
     Thomas Pearson Richmond Conservative
     William Kemble Esling Rossland Conservative
     Frederick Arthur Pauline Saanich Liberal
     William Alexander McKenzie Similkameen Conservative
     William Hunter Slocan Conservative
     James William Jones South Okanagan Conservative
     Robert Henry Neelands South Vancouver Federated Labour
     James Hargrave Schofield Trail Conservative
     William John Bowser Vancouver City Conservative
     John Wallace deBeque Farris Liberal
     Malcolm Archibald Macdonald
     Ian Alistair MacKenzie
     James Ramsay
     Mary Ellen Smith
     Joseph Badenoch Clearihue Victoria City Liberal
     John Hart
     Joshua Hinchcliffe Conservative
     John Oliver[nb 1] Liberal
     John McRae Yale Conservative


  1. ^ a b Elected in both Delta and Victoria City; choosing to sit for Victoria City

Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Liberal Party 25
     Conservative Party 15
     Independent 3
     Federated Labour 3
     People's 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
Delta Alexander McDonald Paterson Conservative February 3, 1921 J. Oliver resigned; elected in both Delta and Victoria City
Nelson Kenneth Campbell Conservative March 22, 1922 W.O. Rose resigned; contested federal seat December 6, 1921
Cranbrook Noel Sterling Austin Arnold Wallinger Conservative August 15, 1922 J.H. King resigned; contested federal seat March 14, 1922


Other changes[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  2. ^ "Premiers of British Columbia 1871-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  3. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  4. ^ }"Manson, Alexander Malcolm, b. 1883". University of British Columbia Library. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
  5. ^ "Obituaries". Canadian Medical Association Journal. 53: 515. November 1945. PMC 1582368.