14th Parliament of British Columbia

The 14th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1917 to 1920. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in September 1916.[1] The British Columbia Liberal Party, led by Harlan Carey Brewster, formed the government. Following Brewster's death in March 1918, John Oliver became Premier.[2]

John Walter Weart served as speaker until the start of the 1918 session, when John Keen succeeded him as speaker.[3]

Members of the 14th General Assembly[]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1916.:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
     Harlan Carey Brewster[nb 1] Alberni Liberal
     Frank Harry Mobley Atlin Liberal
     John MacKay Yorston Cariboo Liberal
     Edward Dodsley Barrow Chilliwack Liberal
     John Andrew Buckham Columbia Liberal
     Hugh Stewart Comox Liberal
     William Henry Hayward Cowichan Independent
     James Horace King Cranbrook Liberal
     Francis James Anderson MacKenzie Delta Conservative
     John Oliver Dewdney Liberal
     Robert Henry Pooley Esquimalt Conservative
     Alexander Ingram Fisher Fernie Liberal
     William Roderick Ross Fort George Conservative
     James Edwin Wallace Thompson Grand Forks Liberal
     John Duncan MacLean Greenwood Liberal
     Malcolm Bruce Jackson The Islands Liberal
     Frederick William Anderson Kamloops Liberal
     John Keen Kaslo Liberal
     Archibald McDonald Lillooet Conservative
     William Sloan Nanaimo Liberal
     William Oliver Rose Nelson Conservative
  Parker Williams Newcastle Independent Socialist
     David Whiteside New Westminster Liberal
     Kenneth Cattanach MacDonald North Okanagan Liberal
     George Samuel Hanes North Vancouver Liberal
     Alexander Malcolm Manson Omineca Liberal
     Thomas Dufferin Pattullo Prince Rupert Liberal
     William Henry Sutherland Revelstoke Liberal
     Gerald Grattan McGeer Richmond Liberal
     William David Willson Rossland Liberal
     Frederick Arthur Pauline Saanich Liberal
     Lytton Wilmot Shatford Similkameen Conservative
     Charles Franklin Nelson Slocan Liberal
     James William Jones South Okanagan Conservative
     John Walter Weart South Vancouver Liberal
     James Hargrave Schofield Trail Conservative
     William John Bowser Vancouver City Conservative
     John Sedgwick Cowper Liberal
     John Wallace deBeque Farris
     Malcolm Archibald Macdonald
     John William McIntosh
     Ralph Smith
     George Bell Victoria City Liberal
     Harlan Carey Brewster[nb 1]
     Henry Charles Hall
     John Hart
     Joseph Walters Yale Liberal


  1. ^ a b Elected in both Alberni and Victoria City; choosing to sit for Victoria City

Party standings[]

Affiliation Members
     Liberal Party 36
     Conservative Party 9
     Independent 1
Independent Socialist 1
 Government Majority


By-elections were held for the following members appointed to the provincial cabinet, as was required at the time:[1]

By-elections were held to replace members for various other reasons:[1]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Alberni Richard Pateman Wallis Conservative January 24, 1918 H.C. Brewster resigned; elected in both Alberni and Victoria City
Newcastle James Hurst Hawthornthwaite Independent Socialist January 24, 1918 P. Williams resigned; named to Workmen's Compensation Board January 1, 1917
Similkameen William Alexander McKenzie Conservative January 24, 1918 L.W. Shatford resigned; named to Senate of Canada June 23, 1917
Vancouver City Mary Ellen Smith Independent January 24, 1918 death of R. Smith, February 12, 1917
Victoria City Francis William Henry Giolma Soldier January 24, 1918 death of H.C. Brewster, March 1, 1918
Victoria City Richard John Burde Independent Soldier January 29, 1919[nb 1] death of R.P. Wallis, October 14, 1918
Cowichan Kenneth Forrest Duncan Unionist January 25, 1919 W.H. Hayward resigned; official military duties in Ottawa


  1. ^ Acclaimed

Other changes[]


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