3rd Manitoba Legislature
Premier John Norquay with the support of Joseph Royal was able to form a majority government. However, Royal demanded that the government must have the support of a majority among both French-speaking and English-speaking representatives in the assembly. Royal, in partnership with Thomas Scott, attempted to take control of the government. Norquay countered by aligning himself with the English-speaking members of the assembly excluding Scott. A new election was held later in the year.
There was one session of the 3rd Legislature:
|1st||February 1, 1879||June 25, 1879|
Members of the Assembly
The following members were elected to the assembly in 1878:
|Andrew Bourke||Baie St. Paul||Government|
|John Drummond||High Bluff||Opposition|
|James Cowan||Portage la Prairie||Independent|
|John Gunn||St. Andrews North||Government|
|John Norquay||St. Andrews South||Government|
|Alphonse Larivière||St. Boniface||Government|
|Alexander Murray||St. Charles||Government|
|John Wright Sifton||St. Clements||Government|
|Louis Schmidt||St. Francois Xavier East||Government|
|Joseph Royal||St. Francois Xavier West||Government|
|David Marr Walker||St. James||Government|
|Pierre Delorme||St. Norbert||Government|
|Samuel Clarke Biggs||St. Pauls||Independent|
|Maxime Goulet||St. Vital||Government|
|Joseph Taillefer||Ste. Agathe||Government|
|Charles Nolin||Ste. Anne||Government|
|Arthur Wellington Ross||Springfield||Opposition|
|Corydon Partlow Brown||Westbourne||Government|
No by-elections were held to replace members.
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- "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-07-21.