17th Canadian Parliament

The 17th Canadian Parliament was in session from September 8, 1930 until August 14, 1935. The membership was set by the 1930 federal election on July 28, 1930, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 1935 election.

It was controlled by a Conservative Party majority under Prime Minister Richard Bedford Bennett and the 15th Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Liberal Party, led by William Lyon Mackenzie King.

The Speaker was first George Black, and later James Langstaff Bowman. See also List of Canadian electoral districts 1924-1933 for a list of the ridings in this parliament.

It was the third longest parliament in Canadian history.

There were six sessions of the 17th Parliament:

Session Start End
1st September 8, 1930 September 22, 1930
2nd March 12, 1931 August 3, 1931
3rd February 4, 1932 May 26, 1932
4th October 6, 1932 May 27, 1933
5th January 25, 1934 July 3, 1934
6th January 17, 1935 July 5, 1935

Read more about 17th Canadian Parliament:  List of Members, By-elections

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