12th Parliament of Ontario

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The 12th Legislative Assembly of Ontario was in session from June 8, 1908, until November 13, 1911, just prior to the 1911 general election. The majority party was the Ontario Conservative Party led by Sir James P. Whitney.

Thomas Crawford served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

Riding Member Party
Addington William James Paul Conservative
Algoma William Ross Smyth [nb 1] Conservative
Albert Grigg (1908) Conservative
Brant North John Henry Fisher Conservative
Brant South Willoughby Staples Brewster Conservative
Brockville Albert Edward Donovan Conservative
Bruce Centre Hugh Clark Conservative
Bruce North Charles Martin Bowman Liberal
Bruce South Reuben Eldridge Truax Liberal
Carleton Robert Herbert McElroy Conservative
Dufferin Charles Robert McKeown Conservative
Dundas James Pliny Whitney Conservative
Durham East Josiah Johnston Preston Conservative
Durham West John Henry Devitt Conservative
Elgin East Charles Andrew Brower Conservative
Elgin West Findlay George MacDiarmid Conservative
Essex North Joseph Octave Reaume Conservative
Essex South Charles N. Anderson Conservative
Fort William Thomas Stuart Traille Smellie Conservative
Frontenac John S. Gallagher Conservative
Glengarry Donald Robert McDonald Conservative
Grenville George Howard Ferguson Conservative
Grey Centre Isaac Benson Lucas Conservative
Grey North Alexander Grant MacKay Liberal
Grey South David Jamieson Conservative
Haldimand Jacob Kohler Liberal
Halton Alfred Westland Nixon Conservative
Hamilton East Allan Studholme Labour
Hamilton West John Strathearn Hendrie Conservative
Hastings East Amos Augustus Richardson Conservative
Hastings North Josiah Williams Pearce Conservative
Hastings West John Wesley Johnson Conservative
Huron Centre William Proudfoot Liberal
Huron North Armstrong Musgrove Conservative
Huron South Henry Eilber Conservative
Kenora Harold Arthur Clement Machin Conservative
Kent East Philip Henry Bowyer Conservative
Kent West George William Sulman Conservative
Kingston William Folger Nickle Conservative
Lambton East Robert John McCormick Liberal
Lambton West William John Hanna Conservative
Lanark North Richard Franklin Preston Conservative
Lanark South Arthur James Matheson Conservative
Leeds John Robertson Dargavel Conservative
Lennox Thomas George Carscallen Conservative
Lincoln Elisha Jessop Conservative
London Adam Beck Conservative
Manitoulin Robert Roswell Gamey Conservative
Middlesex East George Wesley Neely Conservative
Middlesex North Duncan Campbell Ross [nb 1] Liberal
James William Doyle (1909) Conservative
Middlesex West John Campbell Elliott Liberal
Monck James Alway Ross Conservative
Muskoka Arthur Arnold Mahaffy Conservative
Nipissing Henri Morel Conservative
Norfolk North Hugh Paterson Innes Conservative
Norfolk South Arthur Clarence Pratt Conservative
Northumberland East Samuel Greerson Nesbitt Conservative
Northumberland West Samuel Clarke Liberal
Ontario North William Henry Hoyle Conservative
Ontario South Charles Calder Conservative
Ottawa East Donald Joseph McDougal Liberal
Ottawa West Alfred Ernest Fripp Conservative
Oxford North Andrew MacKay Liberal
Oxford South Thomas Richard Mayberry Liberal
Parry Sound John Galna Conservative
Peel Samuel Charters Conservative
Perth North James Torrance Conservative
Perth South Valentine Stock Liberal
Peterborough East James Thompson Conservative
Peterborough West Thomas Evans Bradburn Conservative
Port Arthur John James Carrick Conservative
Prescott George Hector Pharand Conservative
Prince Edward Robert Addison Norman Conservative
Rainy River William Alfred Preston Conservative
Renfrew North Norman Reid Liberal
Renfrew South Thomas William McGarry Conservative
Russell Damase Racine Liberal
Sault Ste. Marie William Howard Hearst Conservative
Simcoe Centre Alfred Burke Thompson Conservative
Simcoe East James Brockett Tudhope Liberal
Simcoe South Alexander Ferguson Conservative
Simcoe West James Stoddart Duff Conservative
Stormont William John McCart Liberal
Sturgeon Falls Azaire Adulphe Aubin Conservative
Sudbury Francis Cochrane Conservative
Timiskaming Robert Taylor Shillington Conservative
Toronto East - A Robert Allan Pyne Conservative
Toronto East - B Thomas Richard Whitesides Conservative
Toronto North - A William Kirkpatrick McNaught Conservative
Toronto North - B John Shaw Conservative
Toronto South - A J.J. Foy Conservative
Toronto South - B George Horace Gooderham Conservative
Toronto West - A Thomas Crawford Conservative
Toronto West - B William David McPherson Conservative
Victoria East John Hilliard Carnegie [nb 2] Conservative
Robert Mercer Mason (1909) Conservative
Victoria West Samuel John Fox Conservative
Waterloo North Henry George Lackner Conservative
Waterloo South George Pattinson Conservative
Welland Evan Eugene Fraser Conservative
Wellington East James J. Craig Conservative
Wellington South Joseph Patrick Downey [nb 3] Conservative
John Ransom Howitt (1910) Conservative
Wellington West James McEwing Liberal
Wentworth North Gordon Crooks Wilson Conservative
Wentworth South Daniel Reed Liberal
York East Alexander McCowan Conservative
York North Thomas Herbert Lennox Conservative
York West Forbes Godfrey Conservative


  1. ^ a b elected to federal seat
  2. ^ retired
  3. ^ resigned to accept appointment


  1. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario". Legislative Assembly of Ontario.