Premier John Norquay formed a majority government. A falling out with Canadian prime minister John A. Macdonald over railway development led to a financial shortfall in the Manitoba government accounts and the fall of the Norquay government in December 1887. David Howard Harrison served as premier for less than a month and then the Liberals led by Thomas Greenway took power.
There were two sessions of the 6th Legislature:
|1st||April 14, 1887||June 10, 1887|
|2nd||January 12, 1888||May 8, 1888|
Members of the AssemblyEdit
The following members were elected to the assembly in 1886:
By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:
|Electoral district||Member elected||Affiliation||Election date||Reason|
|Assiniboia||Duncan MacArthur||Liberal||January 10, 1888||Resignation of A. Murray|
|St. Francois Xavier||Frederick Francis||Liberal||January 12, 1888||J Burke ran for reelection upon appointment as Provincial Secretary|
|Brandon East||James A. Smart||Liberal||February 9, 1888||J. A. Smart ran for reelection upon appointment as Minister of Public Works|
|Mountain||Thomas Greenway||Liberal||February 9, 1888||T. Greenway ran for reelection upon appointment as Premier |
|La Verendrye||James Prendergast||Liberal||February 16, 1888||J. Prendergast ran for reelection upon appointment as Provincial Secretary |
|Portage la Prairie||Joseph Martin||Liberal||February 16, 1888||J. Martin ran for reelection upon appointment as Attorney-General |
|Shoal Lake||Lyman Melvin Jones||Liberal||March 10, 1888||CE Hamilton left province|
|Dufferin North||Rodmond Roblin||Independent||March 12, 1888||Resignation of D.H. Wilson|
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