Canada's electoral history from 1867 to today

The oldest persons at the time of their (re)-election

by Maurice Y. Michaud (he/him)

Among the 56 oldest persons at the time of their election, 10 (or 17.86%) are in office, including this category's laureate: Ontario Progressive Conservative Raymond S.J. Cho, at 85 years and 6 months on June 2, 2022. He is also be the oldest on first election, as he was 79 years old when he was first elected in a by-election in Scarborough—Rouge River in September 2016, the dozen or so others in this database having been re-elected at that age. That being said, Cho had been a Toronto city councillor since 1991.

We notice a former prime minister on this list, namely John G. Diefenbaker, re-elected in 1979 at the age of 83 but dying a few months later. We notice as well a husband and wife team: George and Martha L. Black. George suffered a nervous breakdown toward the end of the 17th Parliament; Martha won his Yukon seat, occupying it for only one term until George returned to it from 1940 to 1949.

Legend } Age at election: (yy.mm.dd)
Alive: 27 (m: 9; f:: 18)
Dead: 29 (m: 19; f:: 10)
 PAR  Party at last election
In office: 10 (m: 5; f:: 5)
Died in office: 6 (m: 5; f:: 1)
Jurisdiction Federal Prov/Terr
1 CA
Canada
LIB
LIB
Daniel McIvor (84.03.27) [ON]
Hedy M. Fry (80.01.14) [BC]
PC
LIB
Raymond S.J. Cho (85.06.15) [ON]
Donna Barnett (±75.04.08) [BC]
9 AB
Alberta
LIB
NDP
Joseph M. Dechene (77.07.19)
Linda Duncan (66.03.24)
SC
SC
Ira McLaughlin (76.04.18)
Rose E. Wilkinson (74.02.30)
8 BC
British Columbia
LIB
LIB
Ken Hardie (±74.08.19)
Hedy M. Fry (80.01.14)
LIB
LIB
Ralph Sultan (83.11.03)
Donna Barnett (±75.04.08)
11 MB
Manitoba
LIB
LIB
James E. Matthews (79.10.10)
Anita Neville (66.02.22)
LIB
PC
Robert H. Mooney (76.03.00)
Myrna Driedger (±67.08.09)
3 NB
New Brunswick
LIB
PC
Olivier J. LeBlanc (77.10.29)
Elsie E. Wayne (68.07.07)
PC
LIB
Robert A. McAllister (80.05.09)
Shirley T. Dysart (63.07.01)
7 NL
Newfoundland and Labrador
NDP
LIB
Jack Harris (70.11.24)
Judy M. Foote (63.03.26)
LIBR
NDP
Joseph R. (Joey) Smallwood (74.08.23)
Lorraine Michael (72.08.03)
2 NS
Nova Scotia
LC
NDP
William A. Black (82.09.19)
Alexa A. McDonough (61.05.12)
LIB
PC
Thomas Johnson (80.08.02)
Gladys M. Porter (70.02.04)
14 NT
Northwest Territories
LIB
LIB
Michael McLeod (62.00.14)
Ethel Blondin-Andrew (53.03.03)
INDE
INDE
John W. Goodall (±74.02.30)
Caroline Cochrane (58.09.26)
13 NU
Nunavut
LIB
LIB
Hunter A. Tootoo (52.02.01)
Nancy Karetak-Lindell (48.01.13)
INDE
INDE
Isaac Shooyook (±74.09.27)
Monica I. Ell-Kanayuk (±59.09.27)
6 ON
Ontario
LIB
LIB
Daniel McIvor (84.03.27)
Judy A. Sgro (76.09.04)
PC
PC
Raymond S.J. Cho (85.06.15)
Julia A.L. Munro (71.11.13)
4 PE
Prince Edward Island
LIB
CPC
Lawrence A. MacAulay (75.00.11)
Gail A.M. Shea (52.00.26)
LIB
PC
Angus McMillan (79.08.22)
Mildred A. Dover (62.05.17)
5 QC
Québec
LIB
NDP
Yves Robillard (±79.08.19)
Lise St-Denis (71.00.14)
UN
QLP
Charles-Romulus Ducharme (76.00.10)
Charlotte L'Écuyer (69.00.19)
10 SK
Saskatchewan
PC
CPC
John G. Diefenbaker (83.08.04)
Cathay Wagantall (65.06.13)
LIB
SASK
Donald M. Finlayson (74.09.28)
June Draude (62.07.21)
12 YT
Yukon
PC
ICON
George Black (72.02.01)
Martha L. Black (69.07.20)
YP
YP
William G. Brewster (67.11.25)
Geraldine Van Bibber (69.09.09)
15 NW
North-Western Territory
LIB
James M. Douglas (61.05.12)
INDE
William Eakin (70.04.21)
So far, Hunter Tootoo is the only male MP for Nunavut, making him both the youngest and oldest elected.
Women never had the right to vote or to get elected in the North-Western Territory.


© 2022 Maurice Y. Michaud :: PoliCan.ca
Pub.: 21 Jun 2022 00:23
Rev.: 21 Jun 2022 02:53 (but data revised dynamically)