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Former Deputy Speakers of the House of Commons


The Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole and the other Presiding Officers are now vested with all the legal powers of the Speaker when he or she is absent from the House as set out in the Parliament of Canada Act and in the Standing Orders of the House.

The primary roles of the Deputy Speaker and the other Presiding Officers are to support the Speaker in the Chamber in presiding over the business of the House, to take the Chair when the House sits as a Committee of the Whole and, on occasion, to chair legislative committees. In addition, the Deputy Speaker has certain administrative responsibilities. The Deputy Speaker usually serves on the Board of Internal Economy and is a member of the Executive Committee. When the House forms itself into a Committee of the Whole, it is the duty of the Chairman of Committees of the Whole to take the Chair.

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Dates of OfficeDeputy SpeakerPolitical Affiliation
1885.02.10 - 1887.01.15 DALY, Malachy Bowes Liberal-Conservative
1887.05.11 - 1889.11.27 COLBY, Charles Carroll Liberal-Conservative
1890.01.21 - 1891.05.21 WOOD, John Fisher Liberal-Conservative
1891.05.22 - 1896.04.24 BERGERON, Joseph Gédéon Horace Conservative
1896.08.27 - 1900.10.09 BRODEUR, Louis Philippe Liberal
1901.02.11 - 1904.09.29 MACDONALD, Peter Liberal
1905.01.16 - 1908.09.17 MARCIL, Charles Liberal
1909.01.25 - 1911.07.29 MCINTYRE, Gilbert Howard Liberal
1911.11.29 - 1914.10.19 BLONDIN, Pierre Édouard Conservative
1915.02.09 - 1916.01.11 SÉVIGNY, Albert Conservative
1916.02.03 - 1917.01.17 RHODES, Edgar Nelson Union Government
1917.02.01 - 1917.10.06 RAINVILLE, Joseph Hormisdas Conservative
1918.03.21 - 1921.10.04 BOIVIN, Georges Henri Liberal
1922.03.24 - 1925.09.05 GORDON, George Newcombe Liberal
1926.03.16 - 1926.07.02 DUFF, William Liberal
1926.12.14 - 1930.05.30 JOHNSTON, John Frederick Liberal
1930.09.09 - 1935.03.05 LAVERGNE, Armand Renaud Conservative
1935.03.11 - 1935.08.14 MORAND, Raymond Ducharme Conservative
1936.02.13 - 1940.01.25 SANDERSON, Frederick George Liberal
1940.05.21 - 1942.10.04 VIEN, Thomas Liberal
1943.02.25 - 1945.04.16 BRADETTE, Joseph-Arthur Liberal
1945.09.27 - 1949.04.30 MACDONALD, William Ross Liberal
1949.09.15 - 1952.04.08 DION, Joseph-Alfred Liberal
1952.04.09 - 1953.06.13 BEAUDOIN, Louis-René Liberal
1953.11.12 - 1957.04.12 ROBINSON, William Alfred Liberal
1957.10.14 - 1958.02.01 COURTEMANCHE, Henri Progressive Conservative
1958.05.12 - 1959.08.19 SÉVIGNY, Joseph Pierre Albert Progressive Conservative
1960.01.14 - 1961.12.27 FLYNN, Jacques Progressive Conservative
1962.01.18 - 1962.04.19 MARTINEAU, Paul Raymond Progressive Conservative
1962.09.27 - 1963.02.06 CHOWN, Gordon Campbell Progressive Conservative
1963.05.16 - 1965.09.08 LAMOUREUX, Lucien Liberal
1966.01.18 - 1968.04.23 BATTEN, Herman Maxwell Liberal
1968.09.12 - 1970.09.30 FAULKNER, James Hugh Liberal
1970.10.05 - 1972.09.01 HONEY, Russell Clayton Liberal
1973.01.04 - 1974.05.09 MCCLEAVE, Robert Jardine Progressive Conservative
1974.09.30 - 1979.12.14 LANIEL, Gérald Liberal
1980.04.14 - 1984.01.15 FRANCIS, Cyril Lloyd Liberal
1984.01.16 - 1984.07.09 CORBIN, Eymard Georges Liberal
1984.11.05 - 1990.02.22 DANIS, Marcel Progressive Conservative
15 Jan 1990 - 8 Sep 1993Mr. Andrée ChampagneProgressive Conservative
18 Jan 1994 - 27 Apr 1997Mr. David KilgourLiberal
23 Sep 1997 - 22 Oct 2000Mr. Peter MillikenLiberal
30 Jan 2001 - 4 Oct 2004Mr. Bob KilgerLiberal
5 Oct 2004 - 5 Feb 2006Mr. Chuck StrahlConservative
5 Apr 2006 - 17 Nov 2008The Honourable Bill BlaikieNew Democratic
17 Nov 2008 - 2 Jun 2011Mr. Andrew ScheerConservative
2 Jun 2011 - 17 Sep 2012Mrs. Denise SavoieNew Democratic
17 Sep 2012 - Mr. Joe ComartinNew Democratic

SOURCE: Parliament of Canada.

See also
House of Commons
Speaker of the House of Commons
Former Speakers of the House of Commons
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Leader of the Official Opposition

External Links
Speaker of the House of Commons Official Website


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