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By-election to the 25th Canadian Parliament


By-election to the 25th Canadian Parliament

One by-election to the 25th Canadian Parliament was held to fill a vacancy in the Canadian House of Commons between the 1962 federal election and the 1963 federal election. The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada led a minority government for the entirety of the 25th Canadian Parliament.

The vacancy was created due to the resignation of a New Democratic Party Member of Parliament. Tommy Douglas, elected leader of the New Democratic Party a year prior to the 1962 general election in the 1961 New Democratic Party founding convention, did not gain his riding in the 1962 election, and instead ran in a later by-election.
By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Burnaby—Coquitlam October 22, 1962 Erhart Regier      New Democratic Party Tommy Douglas      New Democratic Party Resignation to provide a seat for Douglas Yes

See also


  • Parliament of Canada–Elected in By-Elections
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