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Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Provincial Election (1870)

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The Manitoba provincial election of 1870 was held on 27 December. The results were as follows:

Party

Leader

Votes

Seats

Government

?

 

?

Opposition

?

 

?

Totals

 

24

The voting results for individual constituencies were as follows:

Constituency

Candidate

Party

Votes

Baie St. Paul

Joseph Dubuc (1840-1914)

Government

Acclaim

Headingley

James Cunningham (1823-1915)

Opposition

32

John Taylor (1834-1925)

Government

31

High Bluff

John Norquay (1841-1889)

Government (Conservative)

Acclaim

Kildonan

John Sutherland (1837-1922)

Opposition

38

David Matheson

Government

31

Lake Manitoba

Angus McKay (1836-1910)

Government (Conservative)

Acclaim

Portage la Prairie

Frederick Adolphus Bird (1823-1884)

?

37

John James Weller

?

36

William Garrioch

?

3

Poplar Point

David Spence (?-?)

?

26

M. Cook

?

18

George Gunn (1833-?)

?

14

Ste. Agathe

Georges Klyne (1828-1906)

?

19

Alex M?

?

14

St. Andrews North

Edward Henry George Gunson Hay (1840-1918)

?

38

Thomas Sinclair

?

28

John Gunn (1825-1898)

?

20

St. Andrews South

Alfred Boyd (c1836-1908)

?

58

Donald Gunn (1797-1878)

?

28

Ste. Anne

John Henry McTavish (1837-1888)

Conservative

Acclaim

St. Boniface East

Louis Schmidt (1844-1935)

?

Acclaim

St. Boniface West

Marc Amable Girard (1822-1892)

Conservative

Acclaim

St. Charles

Henry Joseph Hynes Clarke (1833-1889)

?

Acclaim

St. Clements

Thomas Bunn (1830-1875)

?

39

Charles Begg

?

32

St. Francois Xavier East

Pascal Bréland (1811-1896)

?

31

John Bruce

?

18

St. Francois Xavier West

Joseph Royal (1837-1902)

?

Acclaim

St. James

Edwin Bourke (1836-1915)

?

35

Frederick Edward Molyneux St. John (1838-1904)

?

21

St. Norbert North

Joseph Octave Lemay (1829-1892)

?

35

Joseph Genton?

?

9

St. Norbert South

Pierre Delorme (1832-1912)

?

50

Joseph Hamelin

?

22

St. Paul

Curtis James Bird (1838-1876)

?

38

Hugh Pritchard (1830-1912)

?

37

St. Peters

Thomas Howard (1845-1903)

?

75

Joseph Monkman

?

11

St. Vital

Andre Beauchemin (1824-1902)

?

Acclaim

Winnipeg & St. John

Donald Alexander Smith (1820-1914)

?

70

John Christian Schultz (1840-1896)

?

63

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: First Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1871-1874)

Sources:

Manitoba Election Records (December 1870 to November 1957, June 1958 to June 1969), Manitoba Legislative Library.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2019

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