4th Manitoba Legislature

The members of the 4th Manitoba Legislature were elected in the Manitoba general election held in December 1879. The legislature sat from January 22, 1880, to November 13, 1882.[1]

Premier John Norquay formed a majority government.[2] There appears to have been some debate at the time of this election whether or not candidates were running for election based on party lines.[3]

Thomas Greenway was Leader of the Opposition.[4]

John Wright Sifton served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were four sessions of the 4th Legislature:[1]

Session Start End
1st January 22, 1880 February 14, 1880
2nd December 16, 1880 December 23, 1880
3rd March 3, 1881 May 25, 1881
4th April 22, 1882 May 30, 1882

Joseph-Édouard Cauchon was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba until September 29, 1882, when James Cox Aikins became lieutenant governor.[5]

Members of the Assembly edit

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1879:[1]

Member Electoral district Affiliation[6]
Alexander Murray Assiniboia Liberal-Conservative
Marc Amable Girard Baie St. Paul Conservative
John Smith Burnside Independent
Gilbert McMicken Cartier Liberal-Conservative
Andrew Laughlin Dufferin North Conservative
William Winram Dufferin South Liberal
William Hill Nash Emerson Conservative
Corydon Partlow Brown Gladstone Liberal
John Drummond High Bluff and Poplar Point Conservative
Alexander Sutherland Kildonan and St. Paul Liberal-Conservative
Maxime Goulet La Verendrye Independent
Joseph Taillefer Morris Independent
Thomas Greenway Mountain Independent Conservative
James Cowan Portage la Prairie Independent Liberal
John Aikins Rockwood Liberal-Conservative
John Norquay St. Andrews Conservative
Alphonse Larivière St. Boniface Liberal-Conservative
Edward Hay St. Clements Independent Liberal
Patrice Breland St. Francois Xavier Conservative
Alexander Kittson Ste. Agathe Liberal-Conservative
Arthur Wellington Ross Springfield Liberal
David Marr Walker Westbourne Liberal-Conservative
Thomas Scott Winnipeg Conservative
Francis Wesley Lipsett Woodlands Liberal-Conservative


By-elections edit

By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[7]

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
Emerson Thomas Carney Conservative August 1880 WH Nash named registrar
Winnipeg Daniel H. MacMillan Liberal December 4, 1880 T Scott elected to Canadian House of Commons
Dufferin North David H. Wilson Conservative August 1, 1881 A Laughlin named registrar
Birtle Stephen Clement Liberal November 2, 1881 new riding created when western boundary of Manitoba extended
Brandon John Wright Sifton Liberal November 2, 1881 new riding created when western boundary of Manitoba extended
Dauphin John Andrew Davidson Liberal November 2, 1881 new riding created when western boundary of Manitoba extended
Minnedosa John Crerar Liberal November 2, 1881 new riding created when western boundary of Manitoba extended
Turtle Mountain James Peterkin Alexander Conservative November 2, 1881 new riding created when western boundary of Manitoba extended
St. Boniface Alphonse Larivière Conservative December 15, 1881 A Larivière ran for reelection upon appointment as Provincial Secretary
La Verendrye Maxime Goulet Conservative December 15, 1881 M Goulet ran for reelection upon appointment as Minister of Agriculture
La Verendrye Louis Arthur Prud'homme Conservative July 20, 1882 M Goulet named registrar
Springfield Charles Edie Conservative August 24, 1882 AW Ross ran for federal seat
Birtle Edward Leacock Conservative September 1, 1882 S Clement named sheriff for the Western judicial district
Kildonan and St. Paul Alexander Sutherland Conservative September 14, 1882 A Sutherland ran for reelection upon appointment as Attorney-General


References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Members of the Fourth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1879–1883)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  2. ^ Friesen, Gerald (1982). "Norquay, John". In Halpenny, Francess G (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Vol. XI (1881–1890) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  3. ^ Adams, Christopher (2008). Politics in Manitoba: Parties, Leaders, and Voters. University of Manitoba Press. p. 2. ISBN 088755704X. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  4. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  5. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  6. ^ "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  7. ^ Robertson, John Palmerston (1887). A political manual of the province of Manitoba and the North-west Territories. Call printing Company. pp. 90–92. Retrieved 2012-09-28.