Key Dates for Each Parliament

Average duration between return of writs and dissolution of parliament in Canada:
1205 Days (3 years, 3 months, 18 days)

Parliament Key Dates Number of Days for First Budget Duration between return of writs and dissolution
42nd

Writs Issued: 2015-08-02

General Election: 2015-10-19

Writs to be Returned: 2015-11-19

1st Sitting of Parliament: 2015-12-03

Date of first tabled budget: 2016-03-22

155
(from date of election)
110
(from start of Parliament)
 
41st

Writs Issued: 2011-03-26

General Election: 2011-05-02

Writs to be Returned: 2011-05-23

1st Sitting of Parliament: 2011-06-02

Date of first tabled budget: 2011-06-06

Dissolution: 2015-08-02

35
(from date of election)
4
(from start of Parliament)
1532 days
(4 years, 2 months, 10 days)
40th

Writs Issued: 2008-09-07

General Election: 2008-10-14

Writs to be Returned: 2008-11-04

1st Sitting of Parliament: 2008-11-18

Date of first tabled budget: 2008-11-27

Dissolution: 2011-03-26

44
(from date of election)
9
(from start of Parliament)
872 days
(2 years, 4 months, 20 days)
39th

Writs Issued: 2005-11-29

General Election: 2006-01-23

Writs to be Returned: 2006-02-13

1st Sitting of Parliament: 2006-04-03

Date of first tabled budget: 2006-05-02

Dissolution: 2008-09-07

99
(from date of election)
29
(from start of Parliament)
937 days
(2 years, 6 months, 24 days)
38th

Writs Issued: 2004-05-23

General Election: 2004-06-28

Writs to be Returned: 2004-07-19

1st Sitting of Parliament: 2004-10-04

Date of first tabled budget: 2004-11-16

Dissolution: 2005-11-29

141
(from date of election)
43
(from start of Parliament)
498 days
(1 year, 4 months, 11 days)
37th

Writs Issued: 2000-10-22

General Election: 2000-11-27

Writs to be Returned: 2000-12-18

1st Sitting of Parliament: 2001-01-29

Date of first tabled budget: 2001-05-17

Dissolution: 2004-05-23

171
(from date of election)
108
(from start of Parliament)
1252 days
(3 years, 5 months, 4 days)
36th

Writs Issued: 1997-04-27

General Election: 1997-06-02

Writs to be Returned: 1997-06-23

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1997-09-22

Date of first tabled budget: 1997-10-15

Dissolution: 2000-10-22

135
(from date of election)
23
(from start of Parliament)
1217 days
(3 years, 3 months, 30 days)
35th

Writs Issued: 1993-09-08

General Election: 1993-10-25

Writs to be Returned: 1993-11-15

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1994-01-17

Date of first tabled budget: 1994-02-22

Dissolution: 1997-04-27

120
(from date of election)
36
(from start of Parliament)
1259 days
(3 years, 5 months, 11 days)
34th

Writs Issued: 1988-10-01

General Election: 1988-11-21

Writs to be Returned: 1988-12-12

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1988-12-12

Date of first tabled budget: 1989-04-27

Dissolution: 1993-09-08

157
(from date of election)
136
(from start of Parliament)
1731 days
(4 years, 8 months, 27 days)
33rd

Writs Issued: 1984-07-09

General Election: 1984-09-04

Writs to be Returned: 1984-09-24

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1984-11-05

Date of first tabled budget: 1984-11-08

Dissolution: 1988-10-01

65
(from date of election)
3
(from start of Parliament)
1468 days
(4 years, 7 days)
32nd

Writs Issued: 1979-12-14

General Election: 1980-02-18

Writs to be Returned: 1980-03-10

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1980-04-14

Date of first tabled budget: 1980-04-21

Dissolution: 1984-07-09

63
(from date of election)
7
(from start of Parliament)
1582 days
(4 years, 3 months, 30 days)
31st

Writs Issued: 1979-03-26

General Election: 1979-05-22

Writs to be Returned: 1979-06-11

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1979-10-09

Date of first tabled budget: 1979-12-11

Dissolution: 1979-12-14

203
(from date of election)
63
(from start of Parliament)
186 days
(6 months, 3 days)
30th

Writs Issued: 1974-05-09

General Election: 1974-07-08

Writs to be Returned: 1974-07-31

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1974-09-30

Date of first tabled budget: 1974-11-18

Dissolution: 1979-03-26

133
(from date of election)
49
(from start of Parliament)
1699 days
(4 years, 7 months, 25 days)
29th

Writs Issued: 1972-09-01

General Election: 1972-10-30

Writs to be Returned: 1972-11-20

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1973-01-04

Date of first tabled budget: 1973-02-19

Dissolution: 1974-05-09

112
(from date of election)
46
(from start of Parliament)
535 days
(1 year, 5 months, 18 days)
28th

Writs Issued: 1968-04-23

General Election: 1968-06-25

Writs to be Returned: 1968-07-25

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1968-09-12

Date of first tabled budget: 1968-10-22

Dissolution: 1972-09-01

119
(from date of election)
40
(from start of Parliament)
1499 days
(4 years, 1 month, 8 days)
27th

Writs Issued: 1965-09-08

General Election: 1965-11-08

Writs to be Returned: 1965-12-09

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1966-01-18

Date of first tabled budget: 1966-03-29

Dissolution: 1968-04-23

141
(from date of election)
70
(from start of Parliament)
866 days
(2 years, 4 months, 14 days)
26th

Writs Issued: 1963-02-06

General Election: 1963-04-08

Writs to be Returned: 1963-05-08

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1963-05-16

Date of first tabled budget: 1963-06-13

Dissolution: 1965-09-08

66
(from date of election)
28
(from start of Parliament)
854 days
(2 years, 4 months, 2 days)
25th

Writs Issued: 1962-04-19

General Election: 1962-06-18

Writs to be Returned: 1962-07-18

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1962-09-27

Dissolution: 1963-02-06

0
(from date of election)
0
(from start of Parliament)
203 days
(6 months, 20 days)
24th

Writs Issued: 1958-02-01

General Election: 1958-03-31

Writs to be Returned: 1958-04-30

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1958-05-12

Date of first tabled budget: 1958-06-17

Dissolution: 1962-04-19

78
(from date of election)
36
(from start of Parliament)
1450 days
(3 years, 11 months, 19 days)
23rd

Writs Issued: 1957-04-12

General Election: 1957-06-10

Writs to be Returned: 1957-08-08

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1957-10-14

Date of first tabled budget: 1957-12-06

Dissolution: 1958-02-01

179
(from date of election)
53
(from start of Parliament)
177 days
(5 months, 25 days)
22nd

Writs Issued: 1953-06-13

General Election: 1953-08-10

Writs to be Returned: 1953-10-08

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1953-11-12

Date of first tabled budget: 1954-04-06

Dissolution: 1957-04-12

239
(from date of election)
145
(from start of Parliament)
1282 days
(3 years, 6 months, 3 days)
21st

Writs Issued: 1949-04-30

General Election: 1949-06-27

Writs to be Returned: 1949-08-25

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1949-09-15

Date of first tabled budget: 1949-10-20

Dissolution: 1953-06-13

115
(from date of election)
35
(from start of Parliament)
1388 days
(3 years, 9 months, 18 days)
20th

Writs Issued: 1945-04-16

General Election: 1945-06-11

Writs to be Returned: 1945-08-09

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1945-09-06

Date of first tabled budget: 1945-10-12

Dissolution: 1949-04-30

123
(from date of election)
36
(from start of Parliament)
1360 days
(3 years, 8 months, 21 days)
19th

Writs Issued: 1940-01-27

General Election: 1940-03-26

Writs to be Returned: 1940-04-17

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1940-05-16

Date of first tabled budget: 1940-06-24

Dissolution: 1945-04-16

90
(from date of election)
39
(from start of Parliament)
1825 days
(4 years, 11 months, 29 days)
18th

Writs Issued: 1935-08-15

General Election: 1935-10-14

Writs to be Returned: 1935-11-09

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1936-02-06

Date of first tabled budget: 1936-05-01

Dissolution: 1940-01-25

200
(from date of election)
85
(from start of Parliament)
1538 days
(4 years, 2 months, 16 days)
17th

Writs Issued: 1930-05-30

General Election: 1930-07-28

Writs to be Returned: 1930-08-18

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1930-09-08

Date of first tabled budget: 1931-06-01

Dissolution: 1935-08-14

308
(from date of election)
266
(from start of Parliament)
1822 days
(4 years, 11 months, 26 days)
16th

Writs Issued: 1926-07-20

General Election: 1926-09-14

Writs to be Returned: 1926-11-02

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1926-12-09

Date of first tabled budget: 1927-02-17

Dissolution: 1930-05-30

156
(from date of election)
70
(from start of Parliament)
1305 days
(3 years, 6 months, 26 days)
15th

Writs Issued: 1925-09-05

General Election: 1925-10-29

Writs to be Returned: 1925-12-07

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1926-01-07

Date of first tabled budget: 1926-04-15

Dissolution: 1926-07-02

168
(from date of election)
98
(from start of Parliament)
207 days
(6 months, 24 days)
14th

Writs Issued: 1921-10-08

General Election: 1921-12-06

Writs to be Returned: 1922-01-15

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1922-03-08

Date of first tabled budget: 1922-06-12

Dissolution: 1925-09-05

188
(from date of election)
96
(from start of Parliament)
1329 days
(3 years, 7 months, 20 days)
13th

Writs Issued: 1917-10-31

General Election: 1917-12-17

Writs to be Returned: 1918-03-16

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1918-03-18

Date of first tabled budget: 1918-04-30

Dissolution: 1921-10-04

134
(from date of election)
43
(from start of Parliament)
1298 days
(3 years, 6 months, 19 days)
12th

Writs Issued: 1911-08-03

General Election: 1911-09-21

Writs to be Returned: 1911-10-07

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1911-11-15

Date of first tabled budget: 1912-03-13

Dissolution: 1917-10-06

174
(from date of election)
119
(from start of Parliament)
2191 days
(5 years, 11 months, 30 days)
11th

Writs Issued: 1908-09-18

General Election: 1908-10-26

Writs to be Returned: 1908-12-03

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1909-01-20

Date of first tabled budget: 1909-04-20

Dissolution: 1911-07-29

176
(from date of election)
90
(from start of Parliament)
968 days
(2 years, 7 months, 25 days)
10th

Writs Issued: 1904-09-29

General Election: 1904-11-03

Writs to be Returned: 1904-12-15

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1905-01-11

Date of first tabled budget: 1905-07-06

Dissolution: 1908-09-17

245
(from date of election)
176
(from start of Parliament)
1372 days
(3 years, 9 months, 2 days)
9th

Writs Issued: 1900-10-09

General Election: 1900-11-07

Writs to be Returned: 1900-12-05

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1901-02-06

Date of first tabled budget: 1901-03-14

Dissolution: 1904-09-29

127
(from date of election)
36
(from start of Parliament)
1394 days
(3 years, 9 months, 24 days)
8th

Writs Issued: 1896-04-24

General Election: 1896-06-23

Writs to be Returned: 1896-07-13

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1896-08-19

Date of first tabled budget: 1897-04-22

Dissolution: 1900-10-09

303
(from date of election)
246
(from start of Parliament)
1548 days
(4 years, 2 months, 26 days)
7th

Writs Issued: 1891-02-04

General Election: 1891-03-05

Writs to be Returned: 1891-04-25

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1891-04-29

Date of first tabled budget: 1891-06-23

Dissolution: 1896-04-24

110
(from date of election)
55
(from start of Parliament)
1826 days
(4 years, 11 months, 30 days)
6th

Writs Issued: 1887-01-17

General Election: 1887-02-22

Writs to be Returned: 1887-04-07

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1887-04-13

Date of first tabled budget: 1887-05-12

Dissolution: 1891-02-03

79
(from date of election)
29
(from start of Parliament)
1398 days
(3 years, 9 months, 28 days)
5th

Writs Issued: 1882-05-18

General Election: 1882-06-20

Writs to be Returned: 1882-08-07

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1883-02-08

Date of first tabled budget: 1883-03-30

Dissolution: 1887-01-15

283
(from date of election)
50
(from start of Parliament)
1622 days
(4 years, 5 months, 9 days)
4th

Writs Issued: 1878-08-17

General Election: 1878-09-17

Writs to be Returned: 1878-11-21

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1879-02-13

Date of first tabled budget: 1879-03-14

Dissolution: 1882-05-18

178
(from date of election)
29
(from start of Parliament)
1274 days
(3 years, 5 months, 26 days)
3rd

Writs Issued: 1874-01-02

General Election: 1874-01-22

Writs to be Returned: 1874-02-21

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1874-03-26

Date of first tabled budget: 1874-04-14

Dissolution: 1878-08-17

82
(from date of election)
19
(from start of Parliament)
1638 days
(4 years, 5 months, 25 days)
2nd

Writs Issued: 1872-07-15

General Election: 1872-10-12

Writs to be Returned: 1872-09-03

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1873-03-05

Date of first tabled budget: 1873-04-01

Dissolution: 1874-01-02

255
(from date of election)
27
(from start of Parliament)
486 days
(1 year, 3 months, 30 days)
1st

Writs Issued: 1867-08-06

General Election: 1867-09-20

Writs to be Returned: 1867-09-24

1st Sitting of Parliament: 1867-11-06

Date of first tabled budget: 1867-12-07

Dissolution: 1872-07-08

122
(from date of election)
31
(from start of Parliament)
1749 days
(4 years, 9 months, 14 days)