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Distribution of Seats, by Political Party


EXPLANATION OF CHANGES TO PARTY STANDINGS
(1997–2000)*

Electoral District Explanation
Port Moody–Coquitlam (B.C.) Resignation of Mrs. Sharon Hayes (Reform Party of Canada) on October 1, 1997.
Port Moody–Coquitlam (B.C.) Mr. Lou Sekora (Liberal Party of Canada) elected at the by-election of March 30, 1998.
Sherbrooke (Que.) Resignation of Mr. Jean Charest (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) on May 1, 1998.
Sherbrooke (Que.) Mr. Serge Cardin (Bloc Québécois) elected at the by-election of September 14, 1998.
Windsor–St. Clair (Ont.) Death of Mrs. Shaughnessy Cohen (Liberal Party of Canada) on December 9, 1998.
Windsor–St. Clair (Ont.) Mr. Rick Limoges (Liberal Party of Canada) elected at the by-election of April 12, 1999
Champlain (Que.) Mr. Réjean Lefebvre (Bloc Québécois), Independent from January 5, 1999.
Nunavut (Nunavut) Ms. Nancy Karetak-Lindell (Liberal Party of Canada), member for the new territory of Nunavut from April 1, 1999.
Saskatoon–Rosetown–
Biggar (Sask.)

Resignation of Mr. Chris Axworthy (New Democratic Party) on June 1, 1999.

Saskatoon–Rosetown–
Biggar (Sask.)
Mr. Dennis Gruending (New Democratic Party) elected at the by-election of November 15, 1999.
Portage–Lisgar (Man.) Mr. Jake Hoeppner (Reform Party of Canada) excluded from the Reform caucus on July 27, 1999.
York West (Ont.) Resignation of Mr. Sergio Marchi (Liberal Party of Canada) on August 3, 1999.
York West (Ont.) Ms. Judy Sgro (Liberal Party of Canada) elected at the by-election of November 15, 1999.
Mount Royal (Que.) Resignation of Ms. Sheila Finestone (Liberal Party of Canada) on August 10, 1999.
Mount Royal (Que.) Mr. Irwin Cotler (Liberal Party of Canada) elected at the by-election of November 15, 1999.
Burin–St. George's (Nfld.) Mr. Bill Matthews (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) joined the Liberal Party of Canada on August 13, 1999.
Hull–Aylmer (Que.) Resignation of Mr. Marcel Massé (Liberal Party of Canada) on September 10, 1999.
Hull–Aylmer (Que.) Mr. Marcel Proulx (Liberal Party of Canada) elected at the by-election of November 15, 1999.
Portage–Lisgar (Man.) Mr. Jake Hoeppner (Reform Party of Canada): Independent Reform from September 28, 1999.
Beauséjour–Petitcodiac (N.B.) Ms. Angela Vautour (New Democratic Party) joined the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada on September 27, 1999.
Crowfoot (Alta.) Mr. Jack Ramsay (Reform Party of Canada) excluded from the Reform caucus on November 26, 1999.
St. John's West (Nfld.) Resignation of Mr. Charlie Power (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) on January 31, 2000.
  All members of the Reform caucus become members of the Canadian Alliance caucus from March 27, 2000.
Portage–Lisgar (Man.) Mr. Jake Hoeppner (Independent Reform): Independent from April 4, 2000.
Crowfoot (Alta.) Mr. Jack Ramsay (Independent): Independent Canadian Alliance from April 6, 2000.
Chicoutimi (Que.) Mr. André Harvey (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada): Independent from April 26, 2000.
St. John's West (Nfld.) Mr. Loyola Hearn (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) elected at the by-election of May 15, 2000.
Markham (Ont.) Mr. Jim Jones (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) excluded from the Progressive Conservative caucus on July 5, 2000.
Okanagan–Coquihalla (B.C.) Resignation of Mr. Jim Hart (Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance) on July 19, 2000.
Kings–Hants (N.S.) Resignation of Mr. Scott Brison (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) on July 24, 2000.
Shefford (Que.) Ms. Diane St-Jacques (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) joined the Liberal Party of Canada on September 12, 2000.
Compton–Stanstead (Que.) Mr. David Price (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) joined the Liberal Party of Canada on September 14, 2000.
Markham (Ont.) Mr. Jim Jones joined the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance on September 15, 2000.
Kings–Hants (N.S.) Mr. Joe Clark (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) elected at the by-election of September 11, 2000.
Okanagan–Coquihalla (B.C.) Mr. Stockwell Day (Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance) elected at the by-election of September 11, 2000.
Churchill River (Sask.) Mr. Rick Laliberté (New Democratic Party) joined the Liberal Party of Canada as of September 27, 2000.
Chicoutimi–Le Fjord (Que.) Mr. André Harvey (Independent) joined the Liberal Party of Canada as of October 4, 2000.

* Revised on October 12, 2000


Source: 
Information and Documentation Branch, Library of Parliament
Elections Canada, Enquiries Unit