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The 4th Legislative Assembly of Quebec was the provincial legislature in Quebec, Canada that existed from May 1, 1878, to December 2, 1881. The Quebec Liberal Party led by Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière formed the minority government in the first year of the term but lost a confidence vote in 1879. The Quebec Conservative Party led by Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau then formed a minority government for the remainder of the mandate with the support of two Conservative Independent MLA's.

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Seats per political partyEdit

Affiliation Members
     Conservative Party 32
  Liberal Party 31
     Conservative Independent 2
 Total
65
 Government Majority
1

Member listEdit

This was the list of members of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec that were elected in the 1878 election:

Name Party Riding
     Robert Greenshields Meikle Libéral Argenteuil
     Narcisse Blais Libéral Bagot
     Joseph Poirier Libéral Beauce
     Célestin Bergevin Conservative Beauharnois
     Pierre Boutin Libéral Bellechasse
     Joseph Robillard Conservative Berthier
     Joseph-Israël Tarte Conservative Bonaventure
     William Warren Lynch Conservative Brome
     Michel-Dosithée-Stanislas Martel Conservative Chambly
     Dominique-Napoléon Saint-Cyr Conservative Champlain
     Onésime Gauthier Conservative Charlevoix
     Édouard Laberge Libéral Châteauguay
     William Evan Price Conservative Independent Chicoutimi et Saguenay
     Willian Sawyer Conservative Compton
     Charles Champagne Conservative Deux-Montagnes
     Nicodème Audet Conservative Dorchester
     William John Watts Libéral Drummond et Arthabaska
     Edmund James Flynn Libéral Gaspé
     Louis Beaubien Conservative Hochelaga
     Alexander Cameron Libéral Huntingdon
     Louis Molleur Libéral Iberville
     Jean-Baptiste Couillard Dupuis Libéral Islet
     Narcisse Lecavalier Conservative Jacques Cartier
     Vincent-Paul Lavallée Conservative Joliette
     Charles-Antoine-Ernest Gagnon Libéral Kamouraska
     Léon-Benoît-Alfred Charlebois Conservative Laprairie
     Onuphe Peltier Conservative L'Assomption
     Louis-Onésime Loranger Conservative Laval
     Étienne-Théodore Pâquet Conservative Lévis
     Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière Libéral Lotbinière
     Édouard Caron Conservative Maskinongé
     George Irvine Libéral Mégantic
     Ernest Racicot Libéral Missisquoi
     Octave Magnan Conservative Montcalm
     Louis-Napoléon Fortin Libéral Montmagny
     Charles Langelier Libéral Montmorency
     Horatio Admiral Nelson Libéral Montréal Centre
     Louis-Olivier Taillon Conservative Montréal Est
     James McShane Libéral Montreal Ouest
     Laurent-David Lafontaine Libéral Napierville
     Charles-Édouard Houde Conservative Nicolet
     Louis Duhamel Conservative Ottawa
     Levi Ruggles Church Conservative Pontiac
     François Langelier Libéral Portneuf
     David Alexander Ross Libéral Québec-Comté
     Rémi-Ferdinand Rinfret dit Malouin Libéral Québec-Centre
     Joseph Shehyn Libéral Québec-Est
     Arthur H. Murphy Libéral Québec-Ouest
     Michel Mathieu Conservative Richelieu
     Jacques Picard Conservative Richmond et Wolfe
     Alexandre Chauveau Libéral Rimouski
     Solime Bertrand Conservative Rouville
     Pierre Bachand Libéral St. Hyacinthe
     Félix-Gabriel Marchand Libéral St. Jean
     François-Sévère Desaulniers Conservative St. Maurice
     Joseph Lafontaine Libéral Shefford
     Joseph Gibb Robertson Conservative Sherbrooke
     William Duckett Conservative Soulanges
     Henry Lovell Libéral Stanstead
     Georges-Honoré Deschênes Conservative Témiscouata
     Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau Conservative Terrebonne
     Henri-René-Arthur Turcotte Conservative Independent Trois-Rivières
     Émery Lalonde, Sr. Conservative Vaudreuil
     Jean-Baptiste Brousseau Libéral Verchères
     Jonathan Saxton Campbell Würtele Conservative Yamaska

Other elected MLAsEdit

Other MLAs were elected in by-elections during the term

Cabinet MinistersEdit

Joly de Lotbinière Cabinet (1878-1879)Edit

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
  • Agriculture and public works: Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
  • Crown Lands: François Langelier (1878-1879), Félix-Gabriel Marchand (1879)
  • Attorney General: David Alexander Ross
  • Secretary and Registry: Félix-Gabriel Marchand (1878-1879), Alexandre Chauveau (1879)
  • Treasurer: Pierre Bachand (1878-1879), François Langelier (1879)
  • Solicitor General: Alexandre Chauveau (1878-1879), Honoré Mercier (1879)
  • Legislative Council President: Henry Starnes

Chauveau Cabinet (1879-1881)Edit

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
  • Agriculture and public works: Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau (1879-1881), John Jones Ross (1881)
  • Crown Lands: Edmund James Flynn
  • Railroad: Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau (1871), John Jones Ross (1871)
  • Attorney General: Louis-Onesime Loranger
  • Secretary and Registry: Etienne-Théodore Pâquet
  • Treasurer: Joseph Gibb Robertson
  • Solicitor General: William Warren Lynch
  • Legislative Council President: John Jones Ross

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