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Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Provincial Election (1879)

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The Manitoba provincial election of 1879 was held on 16 December. The results were as follows:

Party

Leader

Seats

Government

John Norquay (1841-1889)

21

Independent

-

2

Opposition

Thomas Scott (1841-1915)

1

Total

24

The voting results for individual constituencies were as follows:

Constituency

Candidate

Party

Votes

Assiniboia

Alexander “Sandy” Murray (1839-1913)

Independent

187

John Taylor (1834-1925)

?

106

Baie St. Paul

Marc Amable Girard (1822-1892)

Government

Acclaim

Burnside

John Smith (1817-1889)

Government

121

Isaiah Mawhinney (1830-1913)

?

120

Cartier

Gilbert McMicken (1813-1891)

Government

108

Joseph Octave Lemay (1829-1892)

?

67

Pierre Delorme (1832-1912)

?

52

Dufferin North

Andrew Laughlin (1844-1916)

Government

143

George Leary

?

138

Dufferin South

William James Winram (1838-1891)

Government

Acclaim

Emerson

William Hill Nash (1846-1917)

Government

154

Isaac Casson

?

37

Frederick Ernest Burnham (1847-?)

?

29

Gladstone

Corydon Partlow Brown (1848-1891)

Government

Acclaim

High Bluff & Poplar Point

John Aldham Kyte Drummond (1847-1913)

Government

96

William Crawford (1847-1897)

?

66

Kildonan & St. Paul

Alexander MacBeth Sutherland (1849-1884)

Government

107

John Sutherland (1837-1922)

?

69

La Verendrye

Maxime Goulet (1855-1932)

Government

219

J. Desautels

?

176

Morris

Joseph Noel Taillefer (1828-1897)

Government

153

Stewart Mulvey (1834-1908)

?

118

Alphonse Fortunat Martin (1849-1905)

?

36

Mountain

Thomas Greenway (1838-1908)

Government

Acclaim

Portage la Prairie

James Cowan (1831-1910)

Government

Acclaim

Rockwood

John Somerset Aikins (1850-1911)

Government

125

Thomas Lusted (1841-1904)

?

96

H. J. Clarke

?

65

Ste. Agathe

Alexander Kittson (1853-1883)

Government

62

Joseph-Alfred-Norbert Provencher (1843-1887)

?

32

St. Andrews

John Norquay (1841-1889)

Government

Acclaim

St. Boniface

Alphonse Alfred Clement LaRivière (1842-1925)

Government

122

Joseph-Alfred-Norbert Provencher (1843-1887)

?

3

St. Clements

Edward Henry George Gunson Hay (1840-1918)

Independent

120

John Gunn (1826-?)

?

81

John Wright Sifton (1833-1912)

?

60

St. Francois Xavier

Patrice Breland (1837-1908)

Government

Acclaim

Springfield

Arthur Wellington Ross (1846-1901)

Government

222

A. Barnard

?

3

Westbourne

David Marr Walker (1835-1920)

Government

139

Walter J. N. Pratt (c1852-1924)

Opposition

110

Winnipeg

Thomas Scott (1841-1915)

Opposition

387

Daniel Hunter McMillan (1846-1933)

?

321

Woodlands

Francis Wesley Lipsett (1850-1889)

Government

Acclaim

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Members of the Fourth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1879-1883)

Sources:

“Local elections,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 December 1879, page 1.

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: 14 October 2018

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