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Officers and Officials of Parliament Political Officers - House of Commons - Whips

Because of the scarcity of source material it is extremely difficult to identify the persons who held the position of Whip - except in recent years - and next to impossible to give exact dates of tenure of office. Total accuracy cannot be guaranteed.


^ Chief Government Whips
NamePolitical Affiliation
during Tenure
Term (year)
Duncan, John Conservative 2013 -
O'Connor, Gordon Conservative 2008 - 2013
Hill, Jay D. Conservative 2006 - 2008
Redman, Karen Liberal 2004 - 2006
Bélanger, Mauril Liberal 2003 - 2004
Catterall, Marlene First woman to hold the post of Chief Government Whip in the House of Commons. Liberal 2001 - 2003
Kilger, Robert (Bob) Liberal 1996 - 2001
Boudria, Don Appointed Minister for International Cooperation, and Minister responsible for Francophonie Oct. 4, 1996. Liberal 1994 - 1996
Gagliano, Alfonso Liberal 1993 - 1994
Edwards, James (Jim) Stewart Progressive Conservative 1993 - 1993
Hawkes, Frederick James (Jim) Progressive Conservative 1988 - 1993
Fennell, Thomas Scott Progressive Conservative 1985 - 1988
Cook, Charles Henry (Chuck) Progressive Conservative 1984 - 1985
Turner, Charles Robert Liberal 1980 - 1984
Kempling, William James Progressive Conservative 1979 - 1980
MacFarlane, Angus (Gus) Liberal 1977 - 1979
Guay, Joseph-Phillippe Minister without portfolio Nov. 3, 1976 to Apr. 20, 1977. Liberal 1975 - 1977
Lefebvre, Thomas Liberal 1972 - 1975
Deachman, Grant Liberal 1971 - 1972
Francis, Cyril Lloyd Liberal 1970 - 1971
Pilon, J.-E. Bernard Liberal 1966 - 1970
Walker, James Edgar Liberal 1963 - 1965
Caron, Alexis Pierre Liberal 1963 - 1963
Ricard, J.-H.-Théogène Appointed Minister without portfolio March 18, 1963. Progressive Conservative 1962 - 1963
Pallett, John Cameron Progressive Conservative 1959 - 1962
Cardiff, Lewis Elston Progressive Conservative 1957 - 1958
Weir, William Gilbert Liberal Progressive 1945 - 1957
Taylor, William Horace Liberal 1940 - 1945
Gray, Ross Wilfred Liberal 1937 - 1940
Simpson, Thomas Edward Conservative (1867-1942) 1930 - 1935
Casgrain, Pierre-François Liberal 1927 - 1930
Boys, William Alves Conservative (1867-1942) 1926 - 1926
Casgrain, Pierre-François Liberal 1924 - 1926
Kyte, George William Liberal 1922 - 1925
Robb, James Alexander Laurier Liberal 1919 - 1921
Middlebro, William Sora Unionist 1918 - 1919
Stanfield, John Conservative (1867-1942) 1911 - 1917
Pardee, Frederick Forsyth Liberal 1909 - 1911
Calvert, William Samuel Liberal 1901 - 1909
Sutherland, James Liberal 1896 - 1900
Taylor, George Conservative (1867-1942) 1891 - 1896
Grandbois, Paul Étienne Conservative (1867-1942) 1885 - 1891
Williams, Arthur Trefusis Heneage Conservative (1867-1942) 1882 - 1885
Stephenson, Rufus Conservative (1867-1942) 1878 - 1882
Casey, George Elliott One of several whips listed in Parliamentary Guide 1877. Liberal 1874 - 1878
Daly, Thomas Mayne Liberal-Conservative 1872 - 1873
^ Chief Opposition Whips
NamePolitical Affiliation
during Tenure
Term (year)
Turmel, Nycole New Democratic Party 2012 -
Charlton, Chris New Democratic Party 2011 - 2012
Godin, Yvon New Democratic Party 2011 - 2011
Proulx, Marcel Liberal 2010 - 2011
Cuzner, Rodger Liberal 2008 - 2010
Redman, Karen Liberal 2006 - 2008
Nicholson, Rob Conservative 2005 - 2006
Hill, Jay D. Conservative 2004 - 2005
Johnston, F. Dale Conservative 2004 - 2004
Johnston, F. Dale (Acting) Conservative 2004 - 2004
Johnston, F. Dale Canadian Alliance 2002 - 2003
Breitkreuz, Garry W. Canadian Alliance 2001 - 2002
Harris, Richard M. Canadian Alliance 2001 - 2002
Reynolds, John Douglas Canadian Alliance 2000 - 2001
Hill, Jay D. Reform 2000 - 2000
Strahl, Charles (Chuck) Reform 1997 - 2000
Dalphond-Guiral, Madeleine Bloc Québécois 1996 - 1997
Duceppe, Gilles Bloc Québécois 1993 - 1996
Gagliano, Alfonso Liberal 1991 - 1993
Dingwall, David Charles Liberal 1990 - 1991
Gauthier, Jean-Robert Liberal 1984 - 1990
Cook, Charles Henry (Chuck) Progressive Conservative 1983 - 1984
Kempling, William James Progressive Conservative 1980 - 1983
Lefebvre, Thomas Liberal 1979 - 1979
Paproski, Steve Eugene Progressive Conservative 1976 - 1978
McKinley, Robert Elgin Progressive Conservative 1973 - 1975
Bell, Thomas Miller Progressive Conservative 1968 - 1973
Rapp, Reynold Progressive Conservative 1967 - 1968
Winkler, Eric Alfred Progressive Conservative 1963 - 1967
Habel, Joseph-Alphonse-Anaclet Liberal 1958 - 1963
Gauthier, Pierre Liberal 1957 - 1958
Tustin, George James Progressive Conservative 1956 - 1957
Casselman, Arza Clair Conservative (1867-1942) 1936 - 1955
Charters, Samuel Conservative (1867-1942) 1927 - 1935
Robb, James Alexander Laurier Liberal 1919 - 1919
Pardee, Frederick Forsyth Liberal 1912 - 1912
Taylor, George Conservative (1867-1942) 1901 - 1907
^ Party Whips Whip of the Bloc Québécois

NameTerm (year)
DeBellefeuille, Claude 2010 - 2011
Guimond, Michel 2003 - 2010
Guimond, Michel (Acting) 2002 - 2003
Brien, Pierre 2001 - 2002
Bergeron, Stéphane 1997 - 2001
Dalphond-Guiral, Madeleine 1996 - 1997
Laurin, René (Acting) 1996 - 1996
Duceppe, Gilles 1993 - 1996

Whip of the Canadian Alliance


Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942)


Whip of the Conservative Party of Canada

NameTerm (year)
Duncan, John 2013 -
O'Connor, Gordon 2008 - 2013
Hill, Jay D. 2006 - 2008
Nicholson, Rob 2005 - 2006
Hill, Jay D. 2004 - 2005
Johnston, F. Dale 2004 - 2004
Johnston, F. Dale (Acting) 2004 - 2004

Whip of the Liberal Party


Whip of the N.D.P.


Whip of the PC/DR Coalition


Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party

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Updated on: 2014.03.31

Revised on: 2014.03.31

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