16th Parliament of British Columbia

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The 16th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1924 to 1928. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in June 1924.[1] The British Columbia Liberal Party, led by John Oliver, formed a minority government. Following Oliver's death in August 1927, John Duncan MacLean became Premier.[2]

John Andrew Buckham served as speaker for the assembly.[3]

Members of the 16th General Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1924.:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
  Richard John Burde Alberni Independent Liberal
     Herbert Frederick Kergin Atlin Liberal
     Francis Aubrey Browne Burnaby Canadian Labour
  David Alexander Stoddart Cariboo Provincial
     Edward Dodsley Barrow Chilliwack Liberal
     John Andrew Buckham Columbia Liberal
  Paul Phillips Harrison Comox Independent Liberal
     Cyril Francis Davie Cowichan-Newcastle Conservative
     Noel Stirling Austin Arnold Wallinger Cranbrook Conservative
     Fred W. Lister Creston Conservative
     Alexander McDonald Paterson Delta Liberal
     John Alexander Catherwood Dewdney Conservative
     Robert Henry Pooley Esquimalt Conservative
     Thomas Aubert Uphill Fernie Canadian Labour
     Henry George Thomas Perry Fort George Liberal
     John McKie Grand Forks-Greenwood Conservative
     Cyrus Wesley Peck The Islands Conservative
     James Reginald Colley Kamloops Liberal
     Charles Sidney Leary Kaslo-Slocan Liberal
     Albert Edward Munn Lillooet Liberal
     Michael Manson Mackenzie Conservative
     William Sloan Nanaimo Liberal
     Kenneth Campbell Nelson Liberal
     Edwin James Rothwell New Westminster Liberal
     Kenneth Cattanach MacDonald North Okanagan Liberal
     John Melvin Bryan Sr. North Vancouver Liberal
     Alexander Malcolm Manson Omineca Liberal
     Thomas Dufferin Pattullo Prince Rupert Liberal
     William Henry Sutherland Revelstoke Liberal
  George Alexander Walkem Richmond-Point Grey Provincial
     James Hargrave Schofield Rossland-Trail Conservative
     Thomas George Coventry Saanich Conservative
     Rolf Wallgren Bruhn Salmon Arm Conservative
     William Alexander McKenzie Similkameen Conservative
     Horace Cooper Wrinch Skeena Liberal
     James William Jones South Okanagan Conservative
     Robert Henry Neelands South Vancouver Canadian Labour
  Andrew McCreight Creery Vancouver City Provincial
     Ian Alistair MacKenzie Liberal
     Christopher McRae
     Victor Wentworth Odlum
     Mary Ellen Smith
     Charles Woodward
     Reginald Hayward Victoria City Conservative
     Joshua Hinchcliffe
     Robert Allan Gus Lyons
     Harold Despard Twigg
     John Duncan MacLean Yale Liberal


Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Liberal Party 23
     Conservative Party 17
Provincial 3
     Canadian Labour 3
  Independent Liberal 2
 Government Minority


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
Nelson John Oliver Liberal August 23, 1924 K. Campbell resigned August 1924; provide seat for J. Oliver
Grand Forks-Greenwood Dougald McPherson Liberal April 25, 1925 death of J. McKie October 29, 1924
North Okanagan William Farris Kennedy Conservative June 9, 1927 death of A.O. Cochrane December 4, 1926
New Westminster Arthur Wellesley Gray Liberal August 25, 1927 death of E.J. Rothwell June 29, 1927
Nelson James Albert McDonald Liberal October 17, 1927 death of J. Oliver August 17, 1927


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. ^ Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs 1928
  5. ^ "British Columbia Executive Council Appointments 1871-1986" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2012-04-22.