1890 Quebec general election

The 1890 Quebec general election was held on June 17, 1890, to elect members of the 7th Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The incumbent Quebec Liberal Party Parti national coalition led by Honoré Mercier, was re-elected, defeating the Quebec Conservative Party, led by Louis-Olivier Taillon.

1890 Quebec general election

← 1886 June 17, 1890 1892 →

73 seats in the 7th Legislative Assembly of Quebec
37 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Honoré Mercier.jpg Louis-Olivier Taillon.jpg
Leader Honoré Mercier Louis-Olivier Taillon
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1883 1887
Leader's seat Bonaventure Montcalm (lost re-election)
Last election 33 seats, 39.54% 26 seats, 46.19%
Seats won 43 23
Seat change Increase10 Decrease3
Popular vote 70,345 71,695
Percentage 44.54% 45.39%
Swing Increase5.0pp Decrease0.8pp

Premier before election

Honoré Mercier
Liberal

Premier after election

Honoré Mercier
Liberal

A scandal and charges of corruption cut short Mercier's term of office. He was later cleared of all charges, but his political career was ended.[1]

Redistribution of ridingsEdit

Through the passage of two Acts passed prior to the election,[2][3] the Assembly was increased from 65 to 73 members through the following changes:

Abolished ridings New ridings
Divisions of ridings
Reorganization of ridings
  1. ^ Protected seat under British North America Act 1867, s. 80. Successor seats had same status.

ResultsEdit

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1886 Elected % Change # % % Change
Liberal Honoré Mercier   33 43 +30.3% 70,345 44.54% +5.0%
Conservative Louis-Olivier Taillon   26 23 -11.5% 71,695 45.39% -0.8%
  Independent Conservative   3 1 -66.7% 15,888 10.06% -3.6%
  Parti national     3 5 +66.7%
  Parti ouvrier     - 1  
  Other   - - -
Total   65 73 - 157,928 100%  
Popular vote
PCQ
45.39%
PLQ
44.54%
Others
10.06%
Seats summary
PLQ
58.90%
PCQ
31.51%
Others
9.59%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dufour, Pierre; Hamelin, Jean (1998). "Biography – MERCIER, HONORÉ – Volume XII (1891-1900)". Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  2. ^ An Act respecting increased representation in the Legislative Assembly for the electoral districts of Montreal West, Montreal Centre, Montreal East, Quebec East, Drummond and Arthabaska, Rimouski, Chicoutimi and Saguenay, S.Q. 1890 (1st session), c. 2
  3. ^ An Act respecting increased representation in the Legislative Assembly for the electoral district of Wolfe and Richmond, S.Q. 1890 (1st session), c. 3