8th Manitoba Legislature

The members of the 8th Manitoba Legislature was elected in the Manitoba general election held in July 1892. The legislature sat from February 2, 1893, to December 11, 1895.[1]

The Liberals led by Thomas Greenway formed the government.[2]

William A. Macdonald served as Leader of the Opposition in 1893. After Macdonald's election was overturned, John Andrew Davidson became opposition leader in 1894. Davidson was subsequently unseated and James Fisher served as de facto opposition leader during the period that followed.[3]

Samuel Jacob Jackson was speaker for the assembly until January 1895.[4] Finlay McNaughton Young succeeded Winram as speaker.[1]

There were three sessions of the 8th Legislature:[1]

Session Start End
1st February 2, 1893 March 11, 1893
2nd January 11, 1894 March 2, 1894
3rd February 14, 1895 June 28, 1895

John Christian Schultz was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.[5]

Members of the Assembly edit

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1892:[1]

Member Electoral district Party[6]
  James Hartney Avondale Conservative
  John Davidson Beautiful Plains Conservative
  Charles Mickle Birtle Liberal
  William A. Macdonald Brandon City Conservative
  Clifford Sifton Brandon North Liberal
  Herbert Graham Brandon South Liberal
  Martin Jérôme Carillon Independent Liberal
  Alfred Doig Cypress Liberal
  Theodore Burrows Dauphin Conservative
Government supporter
  Thomas Henry Kellett Deloraine Conservative
  James Frame Dennis Conservative
  David Henry McFadden Emerson Conservative
  J. Bird Kildonan Liberal
  Finlay Young Killarney Liberal
  John Rutherford Lakeside Liberal
  Edward Dickson Lansdowne Liberal
  Théophile Paré La Verendrye Conservative
  Robert George O'Malley Lorne Conservative
  Robert Ironside Manitou Liberal
  Robert Myers Minnedosa Liberal
  Thomas Duncan Morden Liberal
  Alphonse-Fortunat Martin Morris Liberal
  Thomas Greenway Mountain Liberal
  Robert Fern Lyons Norfolk Conservative
  Robert Watson Portage la Prairie Liberal
  Valentine Winkler Rhineland Liberal
  Samuel Jacob Jackson Rockwood Liberal
  Enoch Winkler Rosenfeldt Liberal
  James Fisher Russell Liberal
  Frederick Colcleugh St. Andrews Liberal
  James Prendergast St. Boniface Conservative
Government supporter
  David McNaught Saskatchewan Liberal
  Archibald McIntyre Campbell Souris Liberal
  Thomas Henry Smith Springfield Liberal
  John Hettle Turtle Mountain Liberal
  Thomas Lewis Morton Westbourne Independent Liberal
  Daniel Hunter McMillan Winnipeg Centre Liberal
  Peter McIntyre Winnipeg North Liberal
  John Donald Cameron Winnipeg South Liberal
  Hugh Armstrong Woodlands Conservative


By-elections edit

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

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
Winnipeg South John Donald Cameron Liberal January 20, 1893 JD Cameron appointed Provincial Secretary[7]
Brandon City Charles Adams Liberal September 8, 1893 Results of 1892 election declared invalid[7]
Brandon City Charles Adams Liberal August 23, 1894 Results of 1893 by-election declared invalid[7]
Beautiful Plains John Forsyth Patrons of Industry August 23, 1894[1] Results of 1892 election declared invalid[7]


References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Members of the Eighth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1892–1895)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  2. ^ Thomas Greenway – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ Adams, Christopher (2003). Politics in Manitoba: Parties, Leaders, and Voters. University of Manitoba Press. p. 26. ISBN 088755704X. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  4. ^ Samuel Jacob Jackson – Parliament of Canada biography
  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. ^ a b c d "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.