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Liberal Party of Canada
This Party Currently Has Members Sitting In Parliament
Date Founded (yyyy.mm.dd): 1867
Last Official Leader: Trudeau, Justin
Currently Sitting Senators: 16
Currently Sitting MPs: 181
LEADERSHIP ROLES
^ Party Leader
NameTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Trudeau, Justin Sworn in as Prime Minister on November 4, 2015. 2013.04.14 -
Rae, Bob (Acting) 2011.05.25 - 2013.04.13
Ignatieff, Michael Made permanent leader at the party national convention held in Vancouver, British-Columbia. The delegates voted 97 percent in favour of his leadership. 2009.05.02 - 2011.05.24
Ignatieff, Michael (Acting) 2008.12.10 - 2009.05.01
Dion, Stéphane 2006.12.02 - 2008.12.09
Graham, Bill (Acting) Designated interim leader until a new leader was elected in December 2006. 2006.03.20 - 2006.12.01
Martin, Paul Edgar Philippe Sworn in as Prime Minister on December 12, 2003. 2003.11.14 - 2006.03.19
Chrétien, Joseph Jacques Jean Sworn in as Prime Minister on November 4,1993. 1990.06.23 - 2003.11.13
Turner, John Napier Sworn in as Prime Minister on June 30, 1984. 1984.06.16 - 1990.06.22
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott Sworn in as Prime Minister on April 20, 1968 and subsequently on March 3,1980. 1968.04.06 - 1984.06.15
Pearson, Lester Bowles Sworn in as Prime Minister on April 22,1963. 1958.01.16 - 1968.04.05
St-Laurent, Louis Stephen Sworn in as Prime Minister on November 15, 1948. 1948.08.07 - 1958.01.15
King, William Lyon Mackenzie Sworn in as Prime Minister on December 29,1921 and subsequently on September 25,1926 and October 23,1935. 1919.08.07 - 1948.08.06
McKenzie, Daniel Duncan (Acting) Following Laurier's death in February 1919, caucus members chose Daniel Duncan McKenzie to serve as acting leader until the 1919 convention. 1919.02.17 - 1919.08.07
Laurier, Wilfrid Sworn in as Prime Minister on July 11,1896. 1887.06.23 - 1919.02.17
Blake, Edward 1880.05.04 - 1887.06.02
Mackenzie, Alexander Sworn in as Prime Minister on November 7,1873. 1873.03.06 - 1880.04.27
^ Prime Minister
NameTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Trudeau, Justin 2015.11.04 -
Martin, Paul Edgar Philippe 787 days (2 years, 1 month, and 25 days) 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05
Chrétien, Joseph Jacques Jean 3689 days (10 years, 1 month and 7 days) 1993.11.04 - 2003.12.11
Turner, John Napier 79 days (2 months, 17 days) 1984.06.30 - 1984.09.16
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott 1,580 days (4 years, 3 months, 27 days) 1980.03.03 - 1984.06.29
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott 4,062 days (11 years, 1 month, 14 days) 1968.04.20 - 1979.06.03
Pearson, Lester Bowles 1,825 days (4 years, 11 months, 19 days) 1963.04.22 - 1968.04.19
St-Laurent, Louis Stephen 3,140 days (8 years, 7 months, 5 days) 1948.11.15 - 1957.06.20
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 4,772 days (13 years, 22 days) 1935.10.23 - 1948.11.14
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 1,412 days (3 years, 10 months, 12 days) 1926.09.25 - 1930.08.06
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 1,642 days (4 years, 5 months, 30 days) 1921.12.29 - 1926.06.28
Laurier, Wilfrid 5,564 days (15 years, 2 months, 24 days) 1896.07.11 - 1911.10.06
Mackenzie, Alexander 1,796 days (4 years, 11 months) 1873.11.07 - 1878.10.08
^ Leader of The Official Opposition
NameTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Ignatieff, Michael 2008.12.10 - 2011.05.01
Dion, Stéphane 2006.12.02 - 2008.12.09
Graham, Bill 2006.02.06 - 2006.12.01
Chrétien, Joseph Jacques Jean 1990.12.21 - 1993.10.24
Gray, Herbert Eser (Herb) (Acting) Appointed interim Leader of the Opposition until the Liberal Party of Canada could elect a new leader. 1990.02.08 - 1990.12.20
Turner, John Napier 1984.09.17 - 1990.02.07
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott 1979.06.04 - 1980.03.02
Pearson, Lester Bowles 1958.01.16 - 1963.04.21
St-Laurent, Louis Stephen 1957.06.21 - 1958.01.15
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 1930.08.07 - 1935.10.22
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 1926.06.29 - 1926.09.24
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 1919.08.07 - 1921.12.28
Laurier, Wilfrid 1911.10.10 - 1919.02.17
Laurier, Wilfrid 1887.06.23 - 1896.07.10
Blake, Edward 1880.05.04 - 1887.06.02
Mackenzie, Alexander 1878.10.17 - 1880.04.27
Mackenzie, Alexander 1873.03 - 1873.11.05
Leadership Conventions
The first three Liberal party leaders were not chosen at a convention. Both Alexander Mackenzie (March 1873 - April 1880) and Edward Blake (May 1880 - June 1887) were appointed by caucus members. Wilfrid Laurier (June 1887 - February 1919) was also selected as party leader by caucus members; the convention of 1893, held in Ottawa, merely ratified their choice. Like Laurier, Michael Ignatieff leadership of the Liberal party was ratified at the party’s national convention in Vancouver on May 2nd 2009, after the Liberal caucus had selected him as leader. The delegates voted 97 percent in favour of his leadership.

^ April 14, 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ballot No. 1
2013 Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Election: The vote will be conducted using a preferential ballot system. The results will be weighted equally for each electoral district in Canada, in accordance with the following procedure: (a) Each electoral district is allocated 100 points. (b) On the first count: (i) for each electoral district, the first preference votes recorded in favour of the leadership contestants on the ballots cast by the supporters of the Party who live in that electoral district are counted and then the 100 point allocated to the electoral district are allocated to each leadership contestant on the basis of the ratio the number of the first preference votes received by that leadership contestants bears to the total number of votes counted; (ii) the total number of points allocated to each leadership contestant from all electoral districts in Canada are added to produce a total for the “national count”. (c) On the second count, the leadership contestant who received the least points on the first national count is eliminated and that leadership contestant’s first count ballots are distributed in each electoral district among the remaining leadership contestants according to the second preference indicated and counted according to the procedure previously explained as if they were first preference votes. (d) On each subsequent count, the leadership contestant who received the least votes in the preceding count is eliminated, and that leadership contestant’s ballots are distributed among the remaining leadership contestants according to the next preferences indicated. (e) The first leadership contestant to receive more than 50% of the points allocated on any national count is selected as the Leader.
Source: LPC Constitution, Part 4, Chapter 15 (63)


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Trudeau, Justin 24668 80.65 %
Murray, Joyce 3130 10.23 %
Hall Findlay, Martha 1760 5.75 %
Cauchon, Martin 815 2.66 %
Coyne, Deborah 214 0.70 %
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 30587

^ December 2, 2006 (Montreal, Quebec)
Ballot No. 4
54.7%

NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Dion, Stéphane 2521 54.74 %
Ignatieff, Michael 2084 45.26 %
Spoiled Ballots 20
TOTAL 4605

Ballot No. 3
34.5%

NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Dion, Stéphane 1782 36.99 %
Ignatieff, Michael 1660 34.46 %
Rae, Bob 1375 28.54 %
Spoiled Ballots 6
TOTAL 4817

Ballot No. 2
4.7%

NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Ignatieff, Michael 1481 31.58 %
Rae, Bob 1132 24.14 %
Dion, Stéphane 974 20.77 %
Kennedy, Gerard 884 18.85 %
Dryden, Ken 219 4.67 %
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 4690

Ballot No. 1
4.0%

NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Ignatieff, Michael 1412 29.33 %
Rae, Bob 977 20.29 %
Dion, Stéphane 856 17.78 %
Kennedy, Gerard 854 17.74 %
Dryden, Ken 238 4.94 %
Brison, Scott 192 3.99 %
Volpe, Giuseppe (Joseph) 156 3.24 %
Hall Findlay, Martha 130 2.70 %
Spoiled Ballots 4
TOTAL 4815

^ November 14, 2003 (Toronto, Ontario)
Ballot No. 1


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Martin, Paul Edgar Philippe 3242 93.89 %
Copps, Sheila Maureen 211 6.11 %
Spoiled Ballots 2
TOTAL 3453

^ June 23, 1990 (Calgary, Alberta)
Ballot No. 1


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Chrétien, Joseph Jacques Jean 2652 56.93 %
Martin, Paul Edgar Philippe 1176 25.25 %
Copps, Sheila Maureen 499 10.71 %
Wappel, Thomas (Tom) William 267 5.73 %
Nunziata, John V. 64 1.37 %
Spoiled Ballots 10
TOTAL 4658

^ June 16, 1984 (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ballot No. 2


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Turner, John Napier 1862 54.41 %
Chrétien, Joseph Jacques Jean 1368 39.98 %
Johnston, Donald James 192 5.61 %
Spoiled Ballots 1
TOTAL 3422

Ballot No. 1


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Turner, John Napier 1593 46.38 %
Chrétien, Joseph Jacques Jean 1067 31.06 %
Johnston, Donald James 278 8.09 %
Roberts, John (Moody) 185 5.39 %
MacGuigan, Mark R. 135 3.93 %
Munro, John Carr 93 2.71 %
Whelan, Eugene 84 2.45 %
Spoiled Ballots 2
TOTAL 3435

^ April 6, 1968 (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ballot No. 4


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott 1203 51.15 %
Winters, Robert Henry 954 40.56 %
Turner, John Napier 195 8.29 %
Spoiled Ballots 13
TOTAL 2352

Ballot No. 3


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott 1051 44.59 %
Winters, Robert Henry 621 26.35 %
Hellyer, Paul Theodore 377 15.99 %
Turner, John Napier 279 11.84 %
Greene, John James 29 1.23 %
Spoiled Ballots 19
TOTAL 2357

Ballot No. 2


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott 964 40.78 %
Winters, Robert Henry 473 20.01 %
Hellyer, Paul Theodore 465 19.67 %
Turner, John Napier 347 14.68 %
Greene, John James 104 4.40 %
MacEachen, Allan Joseph 11 0.47 %
Spoiled Ballots 15
TOTAL 2364

Ballot No. 1


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott 752 31.78 %
Hellyer, Paul Theodore 330 13.95 %
Winters, Robert Henry 293 12.38 %
Martin, Paul Joseph James 277 11.71 %
Turner, John Napier 277 11.71 %
Greene, John James 169 7.14 %
MacEachen, Allan Joseph 165 6.97 %
Kierans, Eric William 103 4.35 %
HENDERSON, Harold Lloyd 0
Spoiled Ballots 24
TOTAL 2366

^ January 16, 1958 (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ballot No. 1


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Pearson, Lester Bowles 1074 77.83 %
Martin, Paul Joseph James 305 22.10 %
HENDERSON, Harold Lloyd 1 0.07 %
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 1380

^ August 7, 1948 (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ballot No. 1


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
St-Laurent, Louis Stephen 848 69.11 %
Gardiner, James Garfield 323 26.32 %
Power, Charles Gavan 56 4.56 %
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 1227

^ August 7, 1919 (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ballot No. 5


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 476 52.08 %
Fielding, William Stevens 438 47.92 %
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 914

Ballot No. 4
The fourth ballot, already started, was cancelled when Mr. McKenzie also withdrew.

NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Fielding, William Stevens 0
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 0
McKenzie, Daniel Duncan Upon his withdrawal from the race, the fourth ballot, already started, was cancelled. 0
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 0

Ballot No. 3


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
Fielding, William Stevens 0
Graham, George Perry Upon his withdrawal from the race, the third ballot, already started, was cancelled. 0
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 0
McKenzie, Daniel Duncan 0
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 0

Ballot No. 2


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 411 43.77 %
Fielding, William Stevens 344 36.63 %
Graham, George Perry 124 13.21 %
McKenzie, Daniel Duncan 60 6.39 %
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 939

Ballot No. 1


NameNumber of Votes% of Votes
King, William Lyon Mackenzie 344 36.33 %
Fielding, William Stevens 297 31.36 %
Graham, George Perry 153 16.16 %
McKenzie, Daniel Duncan 153 16.16 %
Spoiled Ballots 0
TOTAL 947

Officers of Party Caucuses and Executives
FunctionName Term (yyyy.mm.dd)
LeaderJustin Trudeau  2013.04.14 -
Government House LeaderBardish Chagger  2016.08.19 -
Deputy Government House LeaderChris Bittle  2017.09.19 -
Chief Government WhipPablo Rodriguez  2017.01.19 -
Government Deputy WhipFilomena Tassi  2017.01.30 -
Chairman of the CaucusFrancis Scarpaleggia  2011.06.01 -
Party PresidentAnna Gainey  2014.02.22 -
Acting National DirectorAzam Ishmael  2017.01.01 -
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