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147 sessions

^ 41st  Parliament - (1239 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 2013.10.16 - 372 days 86127
1st 2011.06.02 - 2013.09.13 834 days 181272

^ 40th  Parliament - (858 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
3rd 2010.03.03 - 2011.03.26 388 days 99149
2nd 2009.01.26 - 2009.12.30 338 days 83128
1st 2008.11.18 - 2008.12.04 16 days 813

^ 39th  Parliament - (888 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 2007.10.16 - 2008.09.07 327 days 73117
1st 2006.04.03 - 2007.09.14 529 days 113175

^ 38th  Parliament - (421 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
1st 2004.10.04 - 2005.11.29 421 days 100159

^ 37th  Parliament - (1210 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
3rd 2004.02.02 - 2004.05.23 111 days 4255
2nd 2002.09.30 - 2003.11.12 408 days 97153
1st 2001.01.29 - 2002.09.16 595 days 124211

^ 36th  Parliament - (1126 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 1999.10.12 - 2000.10.22 376 days 84133
1st 1997.09.22 - 1999.09.18 726 days 158243

^ 35th  Parliament - (1196 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 1996.02.27 - 1997.04.27 425 days 96164
1st 1994.01.17 - 1996.02.02 746 days 133280

^ 34th  Parliament - (1731 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
3rd 1991.05.13 - 1993.09.08 849 days 160270
2nd 1989.04.03 - 1991.05.12 769 days 149305
1st 1988.12.12 - 1989.02.28 78 days 711

^ 33rd  Parliament - (1426 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 1986.09.30 - 1988.10.01 732 days 194389
1st 1984.11.05 - 1986.08.28 661 days 159308

^ 32nd  Parliament - (1547 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 1983.12.07 - 1984.07.09 215 days 54116
1st 1980.04.14 - 1983.11.30 1325 days 329591

^ 31st  Parliament - (66 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
1st 1979.10.09 - 1979.12.14 66 days 3149

^ 30th  Parliament - (1638 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1978.10.11 - 1979.03.26 166 days 6698
3rd 1977.10.18 - 1978.10.10 357 days 93151
2nd 1976.10.12 - 1977.10.17 370 days 103175
1st 1974.09.30 - 1976.10.12 743 days 216343

^ 29th  Parliament - (490 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 1974.02.27 - 1974.05.09 71 days 3150
1st 1973.01.04 - 1974.02.26 418 days 110206

^ 28th  Parliament - (1450 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1972.02.17 - 1972.09.01 197 days 4791
3rd 1970.10.08 - 1972.02.16 496 days 138244
2nd 1969.10.23 - 1970.10.07 349 days 84155
1st 1968.09.12 - 1969.10.22 405 days 97198

^ 27th  Parliament - (826 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 1967.05.08 - 1968.04.23 351 days 62155
1st 1966.01.18 - 1967.05.08 475 days 117250

^ 26th  Parliament - (846 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
3rd 1965.04.05 - 1965.09.08 156 days 2353
2nd 1964.02.18 - 1965.04.03 410 days 106248
1st 1963.05.16 - 1963.12.21 219 days 78117

^ 25th  Parliament - (132 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
1st 1962.09.27 - 1963.02.06 132 days 4372

^ 24th  Parliament - (1438 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
5th 1962.01.18 - 1962.04.19 91 days 4065
4th 1960.11.17 - 1961.09.29 316 days 91174
3rd 1960.01.14 - 1960.08.10 209 days 87146
2nd 1959.01.15 - 1959.07.18 184 days 75127
1st 1958.05.12 - 1958.09.06 117 days 5993

^ 23rd  Parliament - (110 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
1st 1957.10.14 - 1958.02.01 110 days 4578

^ 22nd  Parliament - (1247 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
5th 1957.01.08 - 1957.04.12 94 days 4671
4th 1956.11.26 - 1957.01.08 43 days 55
3rd 1956.01.10 - 1956.08.14 217 days 78152
2nd 1955.01.07 - 1955.07.28 202 days 79140
1st 1953.11.12 - 1954.06.26 226 days 77139

^ 21st  Parliament - (1367 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
7th 1952.11.20 - 1953.05.14 175 days 59108
6th 1952.02.28 - 1952.11.20 266 days 6087
5th 1951.10.09 - 1951.12.29 81 days 3656
4th 1951.01.30 - 1951.10.09 252 days 62105
3rd 1950.08.29 - 1951.01.29 153 days 1417
2nd 1950.02.16 - 1950.06.30 134 days 6590
1st 1949.09.15 - 1949.12.10 86 days 4364

^ 20th  Parliament - (1332 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
5th 1949.01.26 - 1949.04.30 94 days 3959
4th 1947.12.05 - 1948.06.30 208 days 69119
3rd 1947.01.30 - 1947.07.17 168 days 59115
2nd 1946.03.14 - 1946.08.31 170 days 72118
1st 1945.09.06 - 1945.12.18 103 days 4476

^ 19th  Parliament - (1796 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
6th 1945.03.19 - 1945.04.16 28 days 1319
5th 1944.01.27 - 1945.01.31 370 days 62136
4th 1943.01.28 - 1944.01.26 363 days 52120
3rd 1942.01.22 - 1943.01.27 370 days 38124
2nd 1940.11.07 - 1942.01.21 440 days 34105
1st 1940.05.16 - 1940.11.05 173 days 4261

^ 18th  Parliament - (1449 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
6th 1940.01.25 - 1940.01.25 0 days 11
5th 1939.09.07 - 1939.09.13 6 days 66
4th 1939.01.12 - 1939.06.03 142 days 47103
3rd 1938.01.27 - 1938.07.01 155 days 61102
2nd 1937.01.14 - 1937.04.10 86 days 3762
1st 1936.02.06 - 1936.06.23 138 days 4991

^ 17th  Parliament - (1801 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
6th 1935.01.17 - 1935.07.05 169 days 5797
5th 1934.01.25 - 1934.07.03 159 days 59105
4th 1932.10.06 - 1933.05.27 233 days 64119
3rd 1932.02.04 - 1932.05.26 112 days 4278
2nd 1931.03.12 - 1931.08.03 144 days 5096
1st 1930.09.08 - 1930.09.22 14 days 1112

^ 16th  Parliament - (1268 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1930.02.20 - 1930.05.30 99 days 2862
3rd 1929.02.07 - 1929.06.14 127 days 4483
2nd 1928.01.26 - 1928.06.11 137 days 5293
1st 1926.12.09 - 1927.04.14 126 days 3454

^ 15th  Parliament - (176 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
1st 1926.01.07 - 1926.07.02 176 days 42111

^ 14th  Parliament - (1277 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1925.02.05 - 1925.06.27 142 days 5098
3rd 1924.02.28 - 1924.07.19 142 days 6095
2nd 1923.01.31 - 1923.06.30 150 days 6398
1st 1922.03.08 - 1922.06.28 112 days 4475

^ 13th  Parliament - (1296 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
5th 1921.02.14 - 1921.06.04 110 days 5579
4th 1920.02.26 - 1920.07.01 126 days 5486
3rd 1919.09.01 - 1919.11.10 70 days 3250
2nd 1919.02.20 - 1919.07.07 137 days 6293
1st 1918.03.18 - 1918.05.24 67 days 3847

^ 12th  Parliament - (2152 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
7th 1917.01.18 - 1917.09.20 245 days 75135
6th 1916.01.12 - 1916.05.18 127 days 5988
5th 1915.02.04 - 1915.04.15 70 days 3751
4th 1914.08.18 - 1914.08.22 4 days 55
3rd 1914.01.15 - 1914.06.12 148 days 66103
2nd 1912.11.21 - 1913.06.06 197 days 64111
1st 1911.11.15 - 1912.04.01 138 days 5175

^ 11th  Parliament - (920 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
3rd 1910.11.17 - 1911.07.29 254 days 70117
2nd 1909.11.11 - 1910.05.04 174 days 68102
1st 1909.01.20 - 1909.05.19 119 days 4984

^ 10th  Parliament - (1345 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1907.11.28 - 1908.07.20 235 days 89148
3rd 1906.11.22 - 1907.04.27 156 days 6295
2nd 1906.03.08 - 1906.07.13 127 days 6788
1st 1905.01.11 - 1905.07.20 190 days 68129

^ 9th  Parliament - (1331 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1904.03.10 - 1904.08.10 153 days 66103
3rd 1903.03.12 - 1903.10.24 226 days 98155
2nd 1902.02.13 - 1902.05.15 91 days 4363
1st 1901.02.06 - 1901.05.23 106 days 5473

^ 8th  Parliament - (1511 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
5th 1900.02.01 - 1900.07.18 167 days 77115
4th 1899.03.16 - 1899.08.11 148 days 78102
3rd 1898.02.03 - 1898.06.13 130 days 6886
2nd 1897.03.25 - 1897.06.29 96 days 5165
1st 1896.08.19 - 1896.10.05 47 days 2834

^ 7th  Parliament - (1822 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
6th 1896.01.02 - 1896.04.23 112 days 5570
5th 1895.04.18 - 1895.07.22 95 days 5465
4th 1894.03.15 - 1894.07.23 130 days 7387
3rd 1893.01.26 - 1893.04.01 65 days 3747
2nd 1892.02.25 - 1892.07.09 135 days 6687
1st 1891.04.29 - 1891.09.30 154 days 78102

^ 6th  Parliament - (1392 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1890.01.16 - 1890.05.16 120 days 6781
3rd 1889.01.31 - 1889.05.02 91 days 5365
2nd 1888.02.23 - 1888.05.22 89 days 5061
1st 1887.04.13 - 1887.06.23 71 days 3749

^ 5th  Parliament - (1437 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1886.02.25 - 1886.06.02 97 days 5265
3rd 1885.01.29 - 1885.07.20 172 days 88119
2nd 1884.01.17 - 1884.04.19 93 days 5667
1st 1883.02.08 - 1883.05.27 108 days 6173

^ 4th  Parliament - (1190 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
4th 1882.02.09 - 1882.05.17 97 days 6268
3rd 1880.12.09 - 1881.03.21 102 days 5565
2nd 1880.02.12 - 1880.05.07 85 days 5657
1st 1879.02.13 - 1879.05.15 91 days 5864

^ 3rd  Parliament - (1604 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
5th 1878.02.07 - 1878.05.10 92 days 5967
4th 1877.02.08 - 1877.04.28 79 days 5459
3rd 1876.02.10 - 1876.04.12 62 days 4146
2nd 1875.02.04 - 1875.04.08 63 days 4748
1st 1874.03.26 - 1874.05.26 61 days 3942

^ 2nd  Parliament - (303 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
2nd 1873.10.23 - 1873.11.07 15 days 911
1st 1873.03.05 - 1873.08.13 161 days 4959

^ 1st  Parliament - (1706 days)
SessionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)DurationSenate SittingsHouse of Commons Sittings
5th 1872.04.11 - 1872.06.14 64 days 4146
4th 1871.02.15 - 1871.04.14 58 days 3943
3rd 1870.02.15 - 1870.05.12 86 days 5762
2nd 1869.04.15 - 1869.06.22 68 days 4349
1st 1867.11.06 - 1868.05.22 198 days 7583
^

Updated on: 2014.10.02

Revised on: 2014.10.02

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