1892 Quebec general election

In the 1892 Quebec general election on March 8, 1892, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The incumbent Quebec Conservative Party, led by Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville, defeated the Quebec Liberal Party, led by Félix-Gabriel Marchand.

1892 Quebec general election

← 1890 March 8, 1892 1897 →

73 seats in the 8th Legislative Assembly of Quebec
37 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville portrait.jpg Félix-Gabriel Marchand.png
Leader Charles Boucher de Boucherville Félix-Gabriel Marchand
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1891 1892
Leader's seat Councillor for Montarville Saint-Jean
Last election 23 seats, 45.39% 43 seats, 44.51%
Seats won 51 21
Seat change Increase28 Decrease22
Popular vote 91,579 76,280
Percentage 52.41% 43.65%
Swing Increase7.02pp Decrease0.86pp

Premier before election

Charles Boucher de Boucherville
Conservative

Premier after election

Charles Boucher de Boucherville
Conservative

Mercier had been accused of corruption and removed from office as Premier by Quebec Lieutenant-governor Auguste-Réal Angers on December 16, 1891. The scandal probably influenced the outcome of the election. Mercier gave up the post of Liberal leader (and leader of the Opposition) to Félix-Gabriel Marchand, and was later acquitted of all charges.

Boucher de Boucherville resigned a year later, and was replaced by Louis-Olivier Taillon as Conservative leader and premier. Taillon in turn resigned in 1896, and was replaced by Edmund James Flynn. Flynn lost the 1897 election, and the Conservatives never held power in Quebec again.

ResultsEdit

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1890 Elected % Change # % % Change
Conservative Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville   23 51 +122% 91,579 52.41% +7.02%
Liberal Félix-Gabriel Marchand   43 21 -51.2% 76,280 43.65% -0.86%
  Independent Conservative   1 1 - 6,892 3.94% -6.7%
  Other   6 - -100%
Total   73 73 - 174,751 100%  
Popular vote
PCQ
52.41%
PLQ
43.65%
Others
3.94%
Seats summary
PCQ
69.86%
PLQ
28.77%
Others
1.37%

See alsoEdit