17th Manitoba Legislature

The members of the 17th Manitoba Legislature were elected in the Manitoba general election held in July 1922. The legislature sat from January 18, 1923, to June 4, 1927.[1]

The United Farmers of Manitoba formed the government.[1] John Bracken, who had not run in the election, was chosen as party leader. He was subsequently elected to the assembly in a deferred election held in The Pas.[2] The United Farmers would later identify themselves as the Progressive Party.[3]

Tobias Norris of the Liberals was Leader of the Opposition.[4]

In a 1923 referendum, Manitoba voters approved the sale of beer and wine under the control of the government, ending prohibition in the province.[5]

Philippe Adjutor Talbot served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were six sessions of the 17th Legislature:[1]

Session Start End
1st January 18, 1923 May 5, 1923
2nd July 25, 1923 July 27, 1923
3rd January 10, 1924 April 5, 1924
4th January 15, 1925 April 9, 1925
5th January 21, 1926 April 23, 1926
6th February 3, 1927 April 9, 1927

James Albert Manning Aikins was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba until October 9, 1926, when Theodore Arthur Burrows became lieutenant governor.[6]

Members of the Assembly edit

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1922:[1]

Member Electoral district Party[7] Notes
  Duncan Lloyd McLeod Arthur United Farmers
  William Bayley Assiniboia Independent Labour Party
  George Little Beautiful Plains United Farmers
  William J. Short Birtle United Farmers
  John Edmison Brandon City Independent
  Albert Préfontaine Carillon United Farmers
  William H. Spinks Cypress Conservative
  Archibald Esplen Dauphin Liberal
  Duncan Stuart McLeod Deloraine United Farmers
  William Brown Dufferin United Farmers
  Dmytro Yakimischak Emerson Independent
  Nicholas Hryhorczuk Ethelbert[nb 1] United Farmers
  Albert Kirvan Fairford Liberal
  Nicholas Bachynsky Fisher United Farmers
  Arthur Berry Gilbert Plains United Farmers
  Michael Rojeski Gimli Liberal
  Albert McGregor Gladstone United Farmers
  James Breakey Glenwood Liberal
  Thomas Wolstenholme Hamiota United Farmers
  Arthur Boivin Iberville United Farmers
  Charles Albert Tanner Kildonan and St. Andrews Independent Labour Party
  Andrew Foster Killarney United Farmers
  Douglas Lloyd Campbell Lakeside United Farmers
  Tobias Norris Lansdowne Liberal
  Philippe Talbot La Verendrye United Farmers
  George Compton Manitou United Farmers
  Neil Cameron Minnedosa United Farmers
  John Kennedy Morden and Rhineland Conservative
  William Clubb Morris United Farmers
  Charles Cannon Mountain United Farmers
  John Muirhead Norfolk United Farmers
  Fawcett Taylor Portage la Prairie Conservative
  Frederic Newton Roblin Conservative
  William McKinnell Rockwood United Farmers
  Francis Black Rupertsland[nb 2] United Farmers
  Isaac Griffiths Russell United Farmers
  Joseph Bernier St. Boniface Independent
  Donald A. Ross St. Clements Independent
  Skuli Sigfusson St. George Liberal
  Joseph Hamelin Ste. Rose Independent
  Clifford Barclay Springfield United Farmers
  Robert Emmond Swan River United Farmers
  John Bracken The Pas[nb 3] United Farmers
  Richard Gardiner Willis Turtle Mountain Conservative
  Robert Mooney Virden United Farmers
  Fred Dixon Winnipeg Independent Labour Party
  Robert Jacob Liberal
  John K. Downes Independent
  William Sanford Evans Conservative
  John Thomas Haig Conservative
  John Queen Labour
  Seymour Farmer Independent Labour Party
  William Ivens Independent Labour Party
  Edith Rogers Liberal
  Richard Craig United Farmers


  1. ^ Election held August 26, 1922
  2. ^ Election held September 13, 1922
  3. ^ Election held October 5, 1922

By-elections edit

By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
Arthur Duncan Lloyd McLeod United Farmers August 26, 1922 DL McLeod appointed Provincial Secretary[8]
Minnedosa Neil Cameron United Farmers August 26, 1922 N Cameron appointed Minister of Agriculture[8]
Morris William Clubb United Farmers August 26, 1922 W Clubb appointed Minister of Public Works[8]
Mountain Charles Cannon United Farmers December 24, 1923 C Cannon appointed Minister of Education[8]
Carillon Albert Préfontaine United Farmers December 24, 1923 A Préfontaine appointed Provincial Secretary[8]
Lansdowne Tobias Norris Liberal December 9, 1925[8] T Norris resigned to run for federal seat[9]


References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Members of the Seventeenth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1923–1927)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  2. ^ Nelles, V (1981). "Review: John Kendle, "John Bracken: A Political Biography"". Manitoba History. Manitoba Historical Society (1). Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  3. ^ Adams, Christopher (2008). Politics in Manitoba: Parties, Leaders, and Voters. University of Manitoba Press. p. 3. ISBN 088755704X. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  4. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  5. ^ Woolley, Jon (2003). "A century of integrity: Manitoba Justice, 1870–1970" (PDF). Government of Manitoba. p. 38. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  6. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  7. ^ "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  9. ^ "Tobias Crawford Norris (1861–1936)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-01-18.|