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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
02 Nov 1867 13 Jan 1892Lieutenant-Colonel Donald MacDonellwas also pre-confederation Sergeant-at-Arms
13 Jan 1892 - 20 Sep 1917Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Smith
20 Sep 1917 - 26 Jul 1930Lieutenant-Colonel Henry BowieActing from 20 Sep 1917 - 05 Mar 1918
26 Jul 1930 - 09 Jan 1934Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Coghill
13 Feb 1934 - 1944Brigadier Milton Gregg
1939 - 24 Aug 1945Mr. Arthur Beauchesne (Acting)filled in while Brig Gregg served in WW2
24 Aug 1945 - 07 Jan 1960Lieutenant-Colonel William Franklin
07 Jan 1960 - 27 Apr 1978Lieutenant-Colonel David Currie
27 Apr 1978 - 29 Aug 2005Major-General Maurice Cloutier
24 Mar 2005 - 01 Sep 2006Ms. Audrey O'Brien (Acting)filled in while MGen Cloutier was ill
01 Sep 2006 - 08 Jan 2015Chief Superintendent (RCMP) Kevin Vickersfamously killed a Parliamentary intruder in 2014
08 Jan 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


Copyright Craig I.W. Marlatt