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Former Speakers of the House of Commons


The Speaker of the House of Commons is the impartial "referee" of the Members of Parliament and is fifth in the Canadian Order of Precedence. The Speaker is elected by his or her colleagues by secret ballot and is responsible for keeping order and following protocol in the House.

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Dates of OfficeSpeakerPolitical Affiliation
6 Nov 1867 - 5 Mar 1874The Honourable James CockburnConservative
26 Mar 1874 - 12 Feb 1879The Honourable Timothy Warren AnglinLiberal
13 Feb 1879 - 7 Feb 1883The Honourable Joseph BlanchetLiberal Conservative
8 Feb 1883 - 12 Apr 1887The Honourable George KirkpatrickConservative
13 Apr 1887 - 28 Apr 1891The Honourable Joseph-Aldéric OuimetConservative
29 Apr 1891 - 18 Aug 1896The Honourable Peter WhiteConservative
19 Aug 1896 - 31 Jul 1899The Honourable James EdgarLiberal
1 Aug 1899 - 5 Feb 1901The Honourable Thomas BainLiberal
6 Feb 1901 - 18 Jan 1904The Honourable Louis BrodeurLiberal
10 Mar 1904 - 10 Jan 1905The Honourable Napoléon BelcourtLiberal
11 Jan 1905 - 19 Jan 1909The Honourable Robert SutherlandLiberal
20 Jan 1909 - 14 Nov 1911The Honourable Charles MarcilLiberal
15 Nov 1911 - 2 Dec 1915The Honourable Thomas SprouleConservative
12 Jan 1916 - 7 Jan 1917The Honourable Albert SévignyConservative
18 Jan 1917 - 5 Mar 1922The Honourable Edgar RhodesConservative
8 Mar 1922 - 3 Jun 1930The Honourable Rodolphe LemieuxLiberal
8 Sep 1930 - 16 Jan 1935The Honourable George BlackConservative
17 Jan 1935 - 5 Feb 1936The Honourable James BowmanConservative
6 Feb 1936 - 10 May 1940The Honourable Pierre CasgrainLiberal
16 May 1940 - 4 Sep 1945The Honourable James GlenLiberal
6 Sep 1945 - 13 Sep 1949The Honourable Gaspard FauteuxLiberal
14 Sep 1949 - 15 May 1953The Honourable William MacdonaldLiberal
12 Nov 1953 - 13 Oct 1957The Honourable Louis-René BeaudoinLiberal
14 Oct 1957 - 11 Sep 1962The Honourable Roland MichenerProgressive Conservative
12 Sep 1962 - 15 May 1963The Honourable Marcel LambertProgressive Conservative
16 May 1963 - 17 Jan 1966The Honourable Alan MacNaughtonLiberal
18 Jan 1966 - 29 Sep 1974The Honourable Lucien LamoureuxLiberal
30 Sep 1974 - 14 Dec 1979The Honourable James JeromeLiberal
14 Apr 1980 - 15 Jan 1984The Honourable Jeanne SauvéLiberal
16 Jan 1984 - 4 Nov 1984The Honourable Cyril FrancisLiberal
5 Nov 1984 - 29 Sep 1986The Honourable John BosleyProgressive Conservative
30 Sep 1986 - 16 Jan 1994The Honourable John FraserProgressive Conservative
17 Jan 1994 - 28 Jan 2001The Honourable Gilbert ParentLiberal
29 Jan 2001 - 2 Jun 2011The Honourable Peter MillikenLiberal
2 Jun 2011 - 3 Dec 2015The Honourable Andrew ScheerConservative
3 Dec 2015 - The Honourable Geoff ReganLiberal

SOURCE: Library of Parliament.

See also
House of Commons
Speaker of the House of Commons
Former Deputy 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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