14th Manitoba Legislature

The members of the 14th Manitoba Legislature were elected in the Manitoba general election held in July 1914. The legislature sat from September 15, 1914, to July 16, 1915.[1]

The Conservatives led by Rodmond Roblin formed the government.[1]

Tobias Norris of the Liberal Party was Leader of the Opposition.[2]

The Roblin government was forced to resign in 1915 after a royal commission initiated by the Lieutenant Governor found evidence of corruption in the awarding of contracts for the construction of new legislative buildings. The house was dissolved and a new election was held in August 1915.[3]

James Johnson served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were two sessions of the 14th Legislature:[1]

Session Start End
1st September 15, 1914 September 18, 1914
2nd February 10, 1915 April 1, 1915

Douglas Colin Cameron was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.[4]

Members of the AssemblyEdit

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1914:[1]

Member Electoral district Party[5]
  John Williams Arthur Liberal
  John Thomas Haig Assiniboia Conservative
  James H. Howden Beautiful Plains Conservative
  George Malcolm Birtle Liberal
  George R. Coldwell Brandon City Conservative
  Thomas B. Molloy Carillon Liberal
  George R. Ray Churchill[nb 1][6] Conservative
  George Steel Cypress Conservative
  William Buchanan Dauphin Conservative
  Robert Stirton Thornton Deloraine Liberal
  Rodmond Roblin Dufferin Conservative
  Harry Mewhirter Elmwood Conservative
  David Henry McFadden Emerson Conservative
  Samuel Hughes Gilbert Plains Conservative
  Sveinn Thorvaldson Gimli Conservative
  James William Armstrong Gladstone Liberal
  James Breakey Glenwood Liberal
  Hugh Armstrong Grand Rapids Conservative
  John Henry McConnell Hamiota Liberal
  Aimé Bénard Iberville Conservative
  Walter Humphries Montague Kildonan and St. Andrews Conservative
  George Lawrence Killarney Conservative
  John J. Garland Lakeside Conservative
  Tobias Norris Lansdowne Liberal
  Jean-Baptiste Lauzon La Verendrye Conservative
  James Morrow Manitou Conservative
  George Grierson Minnedosa Liberal
  Valentine Winkler Morden and Rhineland Liberal
  Jacques Parent Morris Conservative
  James Bryson Baird Mountain Liberal
  John Graham Norfolk Liberal
  Ewan McPherson Portage la Prairie Liberal
  Frederic Newton Roblin Conservative
  Isaac Riley Rockwood Conservative
  Donald Cromwell McDonald Russell Liberal
  Joseph Bernier St. Boniface Conservative
  Donald A. Ross St. Clements Liberal
  Edmund L. Taylor St. George Conservative
  Joseph Hamelin Ste. Rose Conservative
  William Henry Sims Swan River Liberal
  Robert Orok The Pas Conservative
  James Johnson Turtle Mountain Conservative
  George Clingan Virden Liberal
  Thomas Herman Johnson Winnipeg Centre A Liberal
  Fred Dixon Winnipeg Centre B Independent
  Joseph P. Foley Winnipeg North A Conservative
  Daniel McLean Winnipeg North B Conservative
  Albert Hudson Winnipeg South A Liberal
  William Parrish Winnipeg South B Liberal


  1. ^ Election held August 1, 1914




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  2. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  3. ^ "Legislature Scandal". TimeLinks. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  4. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  5. ^ "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  6. ^ "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.