Ontario general election, 1934
The Ontario general election, 1934 was the 19th general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It was held on June 19, 1934, to elect the 90 Members of the 19th Legislative Assembly of Ontario ("MLAs").
The Ontario Liberal Party, led by Mitchell Hepburn, defeated the governing Ontario Conservative Party, led by George Stewart Henry. Hepburn was assisted by Harry Nixon's Progressive bloc of MLAs who ran in this election as Liberal-Progressives on the understanding that they would support a Hepburn led government. Nixon, himself, became a senior cabinet minister in the Hepburn government.
The Liberals won a majority in the Legislature, while the Conservatives lost four out of every five seats that they had won in the previous election.
The legislature shrunk in size after the election of 1934 from 112 seats to 90.
The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation won a seat in the Ontario Legislature for the first time with the election of Samuel Lawrence in Hamilton East. Earl Hutchinson of Kenora is re-elected as a Labour MLA but resigns a month later in order to allow Peter Heenan, a former Labour MLA in the riding, to contest Kenora in a by-election so that he can be appointed to Cabinet. Hutchinson is subsequently appointed vice-chairman of the Workmen's Compensation Board.
|Party||Leader||1929||Elected||% change||Popular vote|
|Conservative||George Stewart Henry||90||17||-81.1%||39.8%||-19.0%|
|United Farmers||Farquhar Oliver||1||1||-|
* Party did not nominate candidates.
** 4 Progressives and 1 Liberal-Progressive were elected in 1929. In the 1934 election, Progressive leader Harry Nixon led the party into a coalition with the Liberals under the Liberal-Progressive label. While there are three more Liberal-Progressives in 1934 than in 1929 there was a net loss of one seat if one adds in the Progressives elected in 1929.
- Politics of Ontario
- List of Ontario political parties
- Premier of Ontario
- Leader of the Opposition (Ontario)