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Former Sergeants-at-Arms


The Sergeant-at-Arms is a senior parliamentary officer appointed by Governor in Council, assists the Clerk as head of parliamentary precinct services, performing certain ceremonial functions and being responsible for security and building services.

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Dates of OfficeSergeant-at-ArmsNotes
18671892Lieutenant-Colonel Donald MacDonellwas pre-confederation Sergeant-at-Arms
1892-1917Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Smith
1918-1930Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Bowie
1930-1934Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Coghill
1934-1944Brigadier Milton Gregg
1939-1945Mr. Arthur Beauchesne (Acting)filled in while Brig Gregg served in WW2
1945-1960Lieutenant-Colonel William Franklin
1960-1978Lieutenant-Colonel David Currie
1978-2005Major-General Maurice Cloutier
2005-2006Ms. Audrey O'Brien (Acting)filled in while MGen Cloutier was ill
2006-2015Chief Superintendent (RCMP) Kevin Vickersfamously killed a Parliamentary intruder in 2014
2015-Assistant Commissioner (RCMP) Pat McDonell (Acting)filling in after Supt Vickers was named Ambassador to Ireland

SOURCE: House of Commons of Canada.

See also
House of Commons
Sergeant-at-Arms

External Links
Parliament of Canada Official Website


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