3rd Quebec Legislature

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The 3rd Legislative Assembly of Quebec was the provincial legislature in Quebec, Canada that existed from July 7, 1875, to May 1, 1878. The Quebec Conservative Party led by Charles Boucher de Boucherville formed a majority government in the 1875 elections. de Boucherville was removed from office in 1878 after a conflict with the Lieutenant Governor Luc Letellier de Saint-Just. The Quebec Liberal Party led by Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière formed a minority government and was the governing party for the first time since the creation of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec. Lotbinière immediately called an election due to the minority status of his government.

Seats per political party[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Conservative Party 44
  Parti libéral du Québec 19
     Conservative Independent 2
 Total
65
 Government Majority
25

Member list[edit]

This was the list of members of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec that were elected in the 1875 election:

Name Party Riding
     Sydney Robert Bellingham Conservative Argenteuil
     Pierre-Samuel Gendron Conservative Bagot
     François-Xavier Dulac Conservative Beauce
     Élie-Hercule Bisson Libéral Beauharnois
     Pierre Fradet Conservative Bellechasse
     Louis Sylvestre Libéral Berthier
     Pierre-Clovis Beauchesne Conservative Bonaventure
     William Warren Lynch Conservative Brome
     Raymond Préfontaine Libéral Chambly
     Dominique-Napoléon Saint-Cyr Conservative Champlain
     Onésime Gauthier Conservative Charlevoix
     Édouard Laberge Libéral Châteauguay
     William Evan Price Conservative Chicoutimi et Saguenay
     William Sawyer Conservative Compton
     Gédéon Ouimet Conservative Deux-Montagnes
     Louis-Napoléon Larochelle Conservative Dorchester
     William John Watts Conservative Independent Drummond et Arthabaska
     Pierre-Étienne Fortin Conservative Gaspé
     Louis Beaubien Conservative Hochelaga
     Alexander Cameron Libéral Huntingdon
     Louis Molleur Libéral Iberville
     Pamphile-Gaspard Verreault Conservative Islet
     Narcisse Lecavalier Conservative Jacques Cartier
     Vincent-Paul Lavallée Conservative Joliette
     Charles-François Roy Conservative Kamouraska
     Léon-Benoît-Alfred Charlebois Conservative Laprairie
     Onuphe Peltier Conservative L'Assomption
     Louis-Onésime Loranger Conservative Laval
     Étienne-Théodore Pâquet Conservative Lévis
     Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière Libéral Lotbinière
     Moïse Houde Conservative Maskinongé
     George Irvine Libéral Mégantic
     George Barnard Baker Conservative Missisquoi
     Louis-Gustave Martin Conservative Montcalm
     Auguste-Charles-Philippe Landry Conservative Montmagny
     Auguste-Réal Angers Conservative Montmorency
     Alexander Walker Ogilvie Conservative Montréal Centre
     Louis-Olivier Taillon Conservative Montréal Est
     John Wait McGauvran Conservative Montreal Ouest
     Laurent-David Lafontaine Libéral Napierville
     François-Xavier-Ovide Méthot Conservative Nicolet
     Louis Duhamel Conservative Ottawa
     Levi Ruggles Church Conservative Pontiac
     Praxède Larue Conservative Portneuf
     Pierre Garneau Conservative Québec-Comté
     Rémi-Ferdinand Rinfret dit Malouin Libéral Québec-Centre
     Joseph Shehyn Libéral Québec-Est
     John Hearn Conservative Québec-Ouest
     Michel Mathieu Conservative Richelieu
     Jacques Picard Conservative Richmond et Wolfe
     Alexandre Chauveau Conservative Independent Rimouski
     Victor Robert Libéral Rouville
     Pierre Bachand Libéral St. Hyacinthe
     Félix-Gabriel Marchand Libéral St. Jean
     Élie Lacerte Conservative St. Maurice
     Maurice Laframboise Libéral Shefford
     Joseph Gibb Robertson Conservative Sherbrooke
     Humbert Saveuse de Beaujeu Conservative Independent Soulanges
     John Thornton Conservative Stanstead
     Georges-Honoré Deschênes Conservative Témiscouata
     Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau Conservative Terrebonne
     Henri-Gédéon Malhiot Conservative Trois-Rivières
     Émery Lalonde, Sr. Conservative Vaudreuil
     Joseph Daigle Libéral Verchères
     Jonathan Saxton Campbell Würtele Libéral Yamaska

Other elected MLAs[edit]

Other MLAs were elected in by-elections during the term

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

Boucher de Boucherville Cabinet (1875-1878)[edit]

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville
  • Agriculture and public works: Pierre Garneau (1875-1876), Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville (1876-1878)
  • Crown Lands: Henri-Gédéon Mailhiot (1875-1876), Pierre Garneau (1876-1878)
  • Attorney General: Levi Ruggles Church (1875-1876), Auguste-Réal Angers (1876-1878)
  • State Education: Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville (1874-1876)
  • Secretary and Registry: Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville (1874-1876), Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau (1876-1878)
  • Treasurer: Joseph Gibb Robertson (1875-1876), Levi Ruggles Church (1876-1878)
  • Solicitor General: Auguste-Réal Angers (1875-1876), Georges Barnard Baker (1876-1878)
  • Legislative Council President: Félix-Hyacinthe Lemaire (1875-1876) John Jones Ross (1976-1978)
  • Members without portfolios (1876-1878): John Jones Ross, Georges Barnard Baker, Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau

Joly de Lotbinière Cabinet (1878)[edit]

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
  • Agriculture and public works: Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
  • Crown Lands: François Langelier
  • Attorney General: David Alexander Ross
  • Secretary and Registry: Félix-Gabriel Marchand
  • Treasurer: Pierre Bachand
  • Solicitor General: Alexandre Chauveau
  • Legislative Council President: Henry Starnes

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