18th Parliament of British Columbia

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The 18th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1934 to 1937. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in November 1933.[1] The Liberal Party, led by Thomas Dufferin Pattullo, formed the government.[2] The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) formed the official opposition.[3]

Henry George Thomas Perry served as speaker for the assembly.[4]

Members of the 18th General Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1933.:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
     George Sharratt Pearson Alberni-Nanaimo Liberal
     William James Asselstine Atlin Liberal
     Ernest Edward Winch Burnaby CCF
     Donald Morrison MacKay Cariboo Liberal
     Edward Dodsley Barrow Chilliwack Liberal
     William Henry Sutherland Columbia-Revelstoke Liberal
     Laurence Arnold Hanna Comox Liberal
     Hugh George Egioke Savage Cowichan-Newcastle Oxford Group Movement
     Frank Mitchell MacPherson Cranbrook Liberal
     Robert Swailes Delta CCF
     David William Strachan Dewdney Liberal
  Robert Henry Pooley Esquimalt Unionist
  Thomas Aubert Uphill Fernie Independent Labour Party
     Henry George Thomas Perry Fort George Liberal
     Dougald MacPherson Grand Forks-Greenwood Liberal
     Alexander McDonald The Islands Liberal
     Robert Henry Carson Kamloops Liberal
     Charles Sidney Leary Kaslo-Slocan Liberal
     George Matheson Murray Lillooet Liberal
     Ernest Bakewell Mackenzie CCF
     Frank Putnam Nelson-Creston Liberal
     Arthur Wellesley Gray New Westminster Liberal
     Kenneth Cattanach MacDonald North Okanagan Liberal
     Harley Christian Erskine Anderson North Vancouver CCF
     Alexander Malcolm Manson Omineca Liberal
  Clive Montgomery Francis Planta Peace River NPIG
     Thomas Dufferin Pattullo Prince Rupert Liberal
     Richard Ronald Burns Rossland-Trail Liberal
     Norman William Whittaker Saanich Liberal
  Rolf Wallgren Bruhn Salmon Arm NPIG
     Charles Herbert Percy Tupper Similkameen Liberal
     Edward Tourtellotte Kenney Skeena Liberal
     Joseph Allen Harris South Okanagan Liberal
     Gerald Grattan McGeer Vancouver-Burrard Liberal
     Helen Douglas Smith
     Gordon McGregor Sloan Vancouver Centre Liberal
     Gordon Sylvester Wismer
     John Price Vancouver East CCF
     Harold Edward Winch
     Stanley Stewart McKeen Vancouver-Point Grey Liberal
     George Moir Weir
     Robert Wilkinson
     Herbert Anscomb Victoria City Independent
     Robert Connell CCF
     John Hart Liberal
     Byron Ingemar Johnson
     John Joseph Alban Gillis Yale Liberal


Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Liberal Party 34
     Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 7
Non-Partisan Independent Group 2
     Independent 2
  Unionist 1
Independent Labour 1
 Government Majority


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

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Columbia Thomas King[nb 1] Liberal March 8, 1934 Re-establishment of Columbia electoral district
North Vancouver Dorothy Steeves CCF July 14, 1934 H.C.E. Anderson died April 17, 1934
Omineca Mark Matthew Connelly Liberal June 22, 1936 A.M. Manson resigned September 14, 1935, to contest federal election
Vancouver-Burrard John Howard Forester Liberal September 1, 1936 G.G. McGeer resigned October 1, 1935, to contest federal election


  1. ^ Acclaimed

Other changes[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition in British Columbia 1903-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/reference/checklist_of_mlas.pdf
  6. ^ Vancouver Sun, April 13, 1937