43rd Canadian Parliament

The 43rd Canadian Parliament was in session from December 5, 2019, to August 15, 2021, with the membership of its Lower House, the House of Commons of Canada, having been determined by the results of the 2019 federal election held on October 21, 2019. Parliament officially resumed on December 5, 2019, with the election of a new Speaker, Anthony Rota, followed by a Speech from the Throne the following day. On August 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau advised Governor GeneralMary Simon to dissolve Parliament and issue the writ of election, leading to a 5-week election campaign period for the 2021 federal election.

Parliamentary term of the Parliament of Canada
43rd Parliament of Canada
Minority parliament
December 5, 2019  August 15, 2021
Parliament leaders
Prime
Minister

(cabinet)
Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau
(29th Canadian Ministry)
4 November 2015 – present
Leader of the
Opposition
Hon. Andrew Scheer
27 May 2017 – 24 August 2020
Hon. Erin O’Toole
24 August 2020 – present
Party caucuses
Government Liberal Party
Opposition Conservative Party
Recognized Bloc Québécois
New Democratic Party
Independent Senators Group*
Canadian Senators Group*
Progressive Senate Group*
Unrecognized Green Party
* Only in the Senate.
House of Commons

Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
Speaker of the
Commons
Hon. Anthony Rota
5 December 2019 present
Government
House Leader
Hon. Pablo Rodríguez
20 November 2019 present
Opposition
House Leader
Hon. Candice Bergen
15 September 2016 2 September 2020
Gérard Deltell
2 September 2020 present
Members 338 MP seats
List of members
Senate

Seating arrangements of the Senate
Speaker of the
Senate
Hon. George Furey
3 December 2015 present
Government
Senate Rep.
Hon. Marc Gold
24 January 2020 present
Opposition
Senate Leader
Hon. Don Plett
5 November 2019 present
Senators 105 senator seats
List of senators
Sessions
1st Session
5 December 2019 – 18 August 2020
2nd Session
23 September 2020 – 15 August 2021
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